Well, this is confusing.
Despite World Boxing News reporting that Brandon Adams would welcome Gennady Golovkin to the DAZN airwaves on June 8th, ESPN claims that the “Contender” winner will instead face Jermall Charlo on Showtime one week later in Charlo’s hometown of Houston, Texas.
Adams (21-2, 13 KO) had received offers from both men. Charlo (28-0, 21 KO) is a lesser name while posing a similar amount of danger, but unlike Golovkin, he currently holds a title. We also don’t know the financial terms of the respective offers, so far be it from me to critique his choices.
Though this matchup is more palatable than Golovkin wasting a chunk of his career denouement, it’s still frustrating. Charlo had an extremely strong résumé at 154 pounds, most notably beating Austin Trout and Julian Williams, but has yet to face a top-notch middleweight during his three-fight tenure at 160. Adams is actually less of a threat on paper than Matt Korobov, whom Charlo barely edged on short notice last December.
At least things are looking up for Kamil Szeremeta.