Unbeaten WBC middleweight globe champ Jermall Charlo efficiently safeguarded his title with a consentaneous choice success over brave opposition Juan Montiel on Saturday evening, in the Outset aired centerpiece from Toyota Facility in Houston, Texas.
“I saw the crowd behind me, my city was behind me,” claimed the 31-year-old Charlo, that made the 4th protection of his title and also was defending the 4th time in his home town. “I put them on my back. Career high in punches thrown? I still have more to come.”
Charlo and also Montiel both played an equivalent component in the impressive centerpiece that topped off an unique Juneteenth Day boxing event. Charlo tossed a career-high 769 strikes, yet the sandy, unrelenting Montiel declined to drop. Rather, Montiel remained to stroll onward regardless of taking unbelievable penalty, making Charlo’s regard while doing so for his intestines and also personality.
“It took a real warrior to get in the ring with me,” Charlo claimed.
“He fought each and every round as hard as he could and I could tell by his eyes that he’s a true warrior from the beginning and he wanted to fight. It didn’t matter what I hit him with, he wanted more. I love that spirit. He’s going to be great.”
Charlo landed greater than two times the quantity of strikes as Montiel (258-127), consisting of a career-high 201 power strikes. Montiel astonishingly endured a difficult 6th round, regardless of getting on the obtaining end of 36 strikes landed, a bulk of them tossed with malignance behind them.
In the 8th round, Charlo endured the initial cut of his job as Montiel remained to return strikes and also opened a wound over Charlo’s appropriate eye. Still, Montiel was much out-classed in regards to boxing capacity and also athleticism. Regardless of being incapable to shut the program in front of the rowdy home town group, Charlo showed his all-around video game, making use of a range of strikes to provide shot after shot on Montiel.