With WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo set to take on Juan Macias Montiel this Saturday night in Houston, airing live on Showtime, Charlo spoke to the media about fighting in front of his hometown fans as well as his expectations for the bout.
“I want to thank everyone for supporting me for all these years. I’m putting my title and my undefeated record on the line, so everyone make sure you get your tickets and tune-in Saturday night.
“This means the world to me. The pressure is on me to bring out the most beautiful crowd boxing has ever seen right here in my hometown of Houston, Texas and we’re going to do it Saturday night.
“It’s so meaningful to see the city embrace me today. Now I know that I have to put on a show for the whole city. I’m going to stay locked in so that I can take over this division.
“There’s no way I’m letting someone come to my backyard and take my bike. I’m taking care of business on Saturday.”