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Jermall Charlo: Nobody’s excluded from my hit list

Charlo talks about what fights he wants next following his big win over Hugo Centeno Jr.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Jermall Charlo fields media questions following his second round knockout of Hugo Centeno Jr. Check out what he had to say on what’s next for him...

On possibly facing Billy Joe Saunders:

“I’m cool with whoever. I’ll go to the UK, fight him. Look, long as I’m having fun and enjoying life they can’t say nothing about me, man.”

On if he wants to fight Gennady Golovkin before Canelo:

“Aye, I’m not a matchmaker, I’m not a promoter, manager, any of that. I’m an active fighter. And I fight for a living, that’s what I do. I’ll fight whoever. I’ll fight Canelo if that’s what they wanted me to do. I’m #1 in the world right now. I just moved up to middleweight, this my second fight at middleweight, I’m going for #3. Look, I’m ready...Nobody’s excluded from my hit list...I’ma reign at 160 until I can’t.

On Golovkin expected to face Canelo in September and if that does happens who does he want:

“I cannot promise you that I’ll get that fight, and I can’t promise that fight will be real, real soon, but, look, like I said, I’m #1 in the world right now so I’ma just watch the emails come in, I’ma watch the tweets...I’m pleased with my performance...

“I wanted to make a statement and I’m a man of my word...I want every belt at 160...My goal is to unify and put on a great performance for the fans and the people around the world that the Charlo brothers is not what they trying to make us out to be. We not the bad guys of the sport.

“I don’t know what they trying to make us out to be but I do want to fight the best in the world.

“I’m happy. I didn’t really have to struggle so bad in that fight, first off. And I didn’t talk to ya’ll much about the fight. I just told ya’ll what I was gonna do and I did what I said I was gonna do.”

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