Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo (33-0-0, 22 KOs) defeated Jose “Cruel” Benavidez Jr. (28-3-1, 19 KOs) by way of unanimous resolution after 10 rounds of motion on Saturday night time at Michelob ULTRA Enviornment at Mandalay Bay Resort & On line casino in Las Vegas within the co-main occasion of David Benavidez vs. Demetrius Andrade.
Charlo, 33, returned to the ring after 29 months of inactivity and the WBC middleweight champion stated throughout his postfight press convention that he’s pleased with the efficiency.
“Thanks for standing by my aspect,” Charlo stated. “It is laborious to clarify what occurred, however comfortable I went by means of what I went by means of.”
Benavidez Jr., 31, deserves credit score for going by means of with the combat regardless of Charlo lacking the catchweight restrict by 3.4 kilos forward of the bout.
Jermall Charlo dominates Jose Benavidez Jr.
Charlo, nevertheless, would have doubtless nonetheless dominated the combat like he did even at 4 kilos lighter. He was ranges above Benavidez Jr. in most rounds.
Benavidez Jr. was in bother from the opening spherical when Charlo rocked him with a vicious punch.
The remainder of the competition noticed Benavidez Jr. be much more cautious, searching for a counter, however Charlo placed on a boxing masterclass to win convincingly and almost recorded a knockout down the ultimate stretch.