Jermall Charlo laughs at David Benavidez’s performance against Ronald Ellis

Jermall Charlo was seemingly too impressed with former two-time WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez’s plodding 11th round knockout win over Ronald Ellis last Saturday night on Showtime.

Charlo, who holds the WBC middleweight title, posted a laughing emoji on the PBC on Fox’s Instagram site last Saturday night following Benavidez’s win over Ellis (18-2-2, 12 KOs) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs), standing upright and getting nailed by Ellis, punches the entire fight as he would slowly come forward.

After all the trash-talking that Benavidez has done about wanting to fight Charlo, Caleb Plant, and Canelo Alvarez, he looked like an average fighter, using his size to beat a smaller, weaker fighter.

Sadly, Benavidez, 24, didn’t show the kind of talent that would worry Charlo, Plant, or Canelo. Benavidez looked like a light heavyweight using his size to beat a super middleweight, and he took a lot of shots from Ellis.

The performance by Benavidez confirmed everything Jermall has been saying about him all along that he has no defense and gets hit too easily. Charlo thinks Benavidez is too young, and that would stop him at 168.

You can argue that Charlo is right. Benavidez is too young, and he doesn’t have the experience yet to be taking on the 30-year-old Charlo, who is leagues ahead of him in experience and talent.

“I want all the big guys,” Benavidez boasted after his fight with Ellis. “Speaking for the fans too, they would love to see me against all the big guys because, as you can see, I love throwing punches.

I love stopping people, so me versus any big name would be an amazing fight. I want [Jermall] Charlo, Canelo Alvarez, Caleb Plant, all of them.”

There’s nothing wrong with Benavidez believing in himself and wanting to take on the lions in the 168-lb division. It’s not likely to end well for him because he needs more seasoning before facing someone like Charlo.

David Benavidez, Jermall Charlo, Ronald Ellis - Boxing News

Team Benavidez needs to put the brakes on him and slow him down because he’s getting ahead of himself. What Benavidez needs is five or six fights against top-level opposition before he takes on Charlo or Plant.

For Canelo, Benavidez might need another 10 to 15 fights before he is ready for him because he’s too flawed right now. Canelo would be bad news for him.

Benavidez should fight these guys to get experience to prepare for Charlo:

  • Bektemir Melikuziev
  • Daniel Jacobs
  • Gabe Rosado
  • David Morrell
  • Aidos Yerbossynuly
  • John Ryder
  • Joshua Buatsi
  • Marcus Browne

I threw in a couple of light heavyweights because Benavidez is basically a 175-pounder who campaigns at 168.

He should be fighting guys his own size rather than melting down to fight smaller fighters at super middleweight.




22 thoughts on “Jermall Charlo laughs at David Benavidez’s performance against Ronald Ellis”

  1. I would pay money to read this writer’s comments after Benavidez beats Charlo, Canelo and Plant. You’re talking about an undefeated two-time world champion, the youngest ever super-middleweight champion.

  2. There’s no way this site pays a livable wage to its writers. This is the poorest piece of biased garbage ever. How is Charlo “light years” ahead of Benavidez in talent based on this fight in which he won 10/11 rounds and stopped his opponent? Charlo damn near lost to Khorobov and took a ton of shots in the fight, too. Do we all of a sudden forget Benavidez beat Anthony Dirrell?? He needs to get more experience to fight Plant who has less professional experience and whose biggest win is Jose Uzcategui?! You can’t be serious. As journalists, we are supposed to be objective in our profession, which would entail making the same exact points on both sides of the coin. Smh

  3. Benny’s been hurt so many times by so-so fighters, that had they been anyone with talent, he’d been sucking canvas!!!

  4. Whoever wrote this article has no clue! Benavidez is one of the smartest boxers, has one of the most lethal jabs in the business, and has the fastest hand speed in boxing. I would put my money on him against any of the top fighters. The guy throws more punches and combinations than just about any boxer and doesn’t even get fatigued.

  5. Punks jump up to get beat down (@jamallcharlo) ain’t that’s what they say? He’s not ready yet, so keep beating fools assess like you been doing! H-Town standup🤘🏿

  6. Lara beat canelo easy check punches land total just watch the fight how many judges have called a 13/15 lara into 16/12 canelo.look what onne of the judges score Mayweather vs canello 14/14.when the fight was a shutout money didnt loss a round watch the fight.

  7. I’m backing Benividez all the way. Hes got one thing Charlo doesn’t have. Balls and the heart of a true Mexican warrior. So fk off to al you ass wipes


  8. Yes this writer has no idea what he is talking about. Benavidez should be in the top 10 pound for pound. Awesome fighter.

  9. Yer a freak’n moron.. People would pay to c David fight anyone because of how exciting his style is.. Hes Julio Cesar Chavez Sr and Salvador Sanchez put together.. Who cares if he gets hit.. every one gets hit.. He doesn’t take a step backwards, and will b in front of u all night.. throwing punches to the head and to the body.. u freak’n moron..

  10. Stop hating on Benavides you forget you are just a idiot reporter whos only defense is writing bad articles

    • In no way did he look like Julio Cesar Chavez let alone SALVADOR SANCHEZ. If you want to compare Benavides to another Mexican boxer how about more like Toro Moreno.

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