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Jermell Charlo Wishes For Creation Of A Union In Boxing

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Undisputed Junior Middleweight Champion of the world Jermell Charlo wishes to see the creation of a union in professional boxing, as he isn’t satisfied with how champions have to pay the sanctioning bodies for the belts they hold.

You fight under these sanctioning bodies—you pay them 3% every time you fight: Jermell Charlo

One of the most accomplished boxers in the world right now, Jermell holds the four major belts at 154- the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF titles. However, that does not suppress the fact that he wants to see the unionization of boxing, as well as the implementation of a pension plan and other provisions and protections that the sport is currently lacking.

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Speaking to former NBA forward Stephen Jackson during a recent appearance on Fight Towns on Showtime Sports, Charlo spoke his mind about wishing to see union in boxing.

“I wish we could create a union in this boxing,” said Charlo. “I wish it could be our era that could do it. Like you fight under these sanctioning bodies—you pay them 3% every time you fight. Me, I got four of them because I have all the belts. I got to pay 3% to each one of them, 12% just to box. That doesn’t go back to me. Just to fight.”

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“I wish there was a union in this thing. I wish I could put together a system that could make everybody sign up under a league, but then it’s like I gotta have a big, I gotta have some fuckin’ investors or something,” he went on. “Ain’t no way I’m gonna be like let me take a fight check and [spend my own money on a union]. But, sh!t, if [Floyd] Mayweather really wanted to, I’d sit down with Mayweather. Mayweather’s got some bread, some investors, and all of that big honchos.”

“But I don’t think they can ever make a union in this thing, dawg,” added Charlo. [H/T Boxingscene.com]

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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