Charlo (28-0) won the WBC belt this past May 21st when he stopped a game John Jackson (20-2) in the 8th round to claim the title. As for Hatley, he is coming off a layoff of over a year, having been inactive in 2016. We last saw him winning the WBC’s Silver title in November of 2015 when he went to Australia and stopped veteran Anthony Mundine.
Jermell Charlo vs Charles Hatley Media Call
The match-up was originally scheduled to happen on the ill-fated March 11th date at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill Maryland, in support of Gary Russell Jr’s WBC world featherweight title defense against Oscar Escandon, but that show was postponed due to a back injury on the part of Russell’s challenger.
Charlo vs Hatley now supports the Showtime Boxing main event of Shawn Porter vs Andre Berto, while Russell Jr vs Escandon was moved to May 20th.
Charlo and Hatley were taped during a media conference call in late March. Check out the full call here at TBC.
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