Jermell Charlo, the undisputed junior middleweight champion, is eagerly awaiting his return to the ring after suffering a broken hand during a sparring session last December. Although the injury forced the postponement of a scheduled fight against Tim Tszyu earlier this year, Charlo remains confident that his hand will come back stronger than ever.
In a recent interview with Brian Custer on The Last Stand Podcast, Charlo discussed his progress in rehab and the steps he’s taking to ensure a full recovery. “I just doing everything I can with rehab. I haven’t been able to [train]. I have not punched yet. When you break two bones in one hand, it takes a lot to [recover]. The hand is real delicate. These are my moneymakers. It’s gonna be stronger than what it was before.”
Charlo’s injury was a setback for the fighter, who has been eager to face Tszyu in the ring. Tszyu recently fought and defeated Tony Harrison in a match that was originally scheduled against Charlo. When asked about a future fight against Tszyu, Charlo remained optimistic. “By the end of the summer or something. Hopefully … the middle of this year, it could be August, it could be July, it could be whenever.”
Charlo is a skilled fighter with a record of 35-1-1, with 19 KOs. The Houston native is known for his power and precision in the ring, and his absence from the sport has been felt by fans and fellow fighters alike. With his hand on the mend, Charlo is eager to step back into the ring and prove that he’s still a force to be reckoned with.
Despite the challenges of rehab, Charlo is staying positive and focused on his recovery. “I’m working. I got some time, but I’ll be back,” he said. As one of the most exciting fighters in the sport today, Charlo’s return to the ring is eagerly anticipated, and fans can’t wait to see what he’ll accomplish next.