Interim WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo’s in-ring activity has mainly stuck to being at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, but that doesn’t mean he has plans of having a big fight in his home state of Texas.
Charlo, who is fighting at the Barclays Center for the third straight time when he faces Matt Korobov on December 22, hopes to have a big fight in his home state of Texas sometime in the future when Fightful got to ask him in a recent media call. Charlo had been fighting in key undercard fights for PBC shows in his recent fights, but his bout against Korobov will be the main event of a PBC card that will be televised on FOX.
Although Charlo hopes to fight in Texas in the near future, he said he is more than comfortable having his fights in Brooklyn, where PBC has staged many of its biggest shows in recent years. For now, Charlo wants to give the Brooklyn fans a memorable performance with his next fight.
"I'm most definitely comfortable fighting in Brooklyn. But the ultimate goal is to fight here at home in front of my fans, in front of my people. But like I've never really been on that side of it. So I don't have any say so to that as of right now. Besides, you know, TGB Promotions is doing great in Brooklyn, and that's where we're campaigning there right now. I know I got a place at home and I'll be able to make the fans happy sooner or later. But right now, my focus is to keep fighting where the fans are and where they're happy at," Charlo said.
At 28 years old, Charlo is one of several middleweights on the cusp of a potential big fight against one of the world champions at 160 pounds or even against global star Gennady Golovkin, who is a network free agent and mulling offers from multiple networks and promotional companies, including PBC.
The rest of the card will also see Charlo’s brother Jermell Charlo defending his WBC junior middleweight world title and Dominic Breazeale fighting Carlos Negron in a heavyweight bout.