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Charlo vs Centeno results: Jermall Charlo smashes Hugo Centeno Jr in two

Jermall Charlo’s power is real at 160 pounds.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

If you were still wondering if Jermall Charlo’s power is for real at 160 pounds, the answer looks to be a resounding “yes.”

After a quiet first round, Charlo knocked out Hugo Centeno Jr in the second round of tonight’s bout at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, dropping Centeno with a two right hands, a left hook, and a final right hand in combination.

The official time of the knockout was 55 seconds of round two.

Charlo improves to 27-0 (21 KO) with the victory, and also gains the interim WBC middleweight title.

The full belt is held by Gennady Golovkin, who fights on May 5 against Vanes Martirosyan, and Charlo addressed the champion after the bout.

“Two-time world champion! Bring on GGG, I don’t wanna talk about it!” Charlo said after the fight. “I’m ready! I’m ready, man!”

Questioned about the potential managerial and network issues in making that fight, Charlo simply said, “They can figure it out.”

Centeno drops to 26-2 (14 KO) with the loss.

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