Jermell Charlo suffers a broken hand in training, title defense without doubt against Tim Tszyu is postponed

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The undisputed junior middleweight champion is on the mend. Jermell Charlo, who holds the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF titles at 154 pounds, is expected to be sidelined for at least two months after suffering a broken hand in a training session this week for next his match with Tim Tszyu, which was registered for. January 28 in Las Vegas. Charlo announced the injury on Saturday.

“I was sparring, and I threw this nice punch and as soon as it landed, I knew something was wrong. “I had two X-rays and an MRI to see what was wrong. It showed it was broken in two places. I hate this feeling. My hand will be in a cast for two months. I’m as disappointed as the fans, maybe more, because this was my first chance to defend the undisputed title.

“As I am, I would have beaten Tim Tszyu with one hand, but the doctors and the boxing commission will not allow that. It is even more dangerous when a lion faces adversity and has to come back to protect the pride. Yes I’ve been training since July, and I’ve been hitting harder than ever, and these are the things that happen when you push yourself to the limit. After my hand a recovery, I return stronger than ever to protect my legacy.”

Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs) scored a knockout over Jeison Rosario adding the WBA and IBF titles to Charlo’s collection before meeting Brian Castano in a fight for undisputed status. Their clash in July 2021 produced one of the best fights of the year before ending in a split draw and the rematch last May was even better, ending when Charlo knocked out Castano in Round 10.

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