WBO asks Charlo to defend the Super Welterweight crown against Tszyu

Jermaine Charlo

Jermaine Charlo (gold / red shorts) knocks out Brian Castano (white / pink shorts) during their Super Middleweight title fight at Dignity Health Sports Park on May 14, 2022 in Carson, California. Charlo won the knockout round in the tenth round. Jane Kamin-Oncia / Getty Images / AFP

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) has instructed undisputed Super Welterweight World Champion Germel Charlo to defend his title against Australia’s forced rival Tim Tszyu.

Both camps have been given 20 days to reach an agreement before the WBO orders a purse bid.

“The WBO World Championship Committee hereby commands the above WBO Junior Middleweight to begin negotiations for the compulsory championship competition,” the governing body said in a statement on Tuesday.

American Charlo, who also holds the WBC, IBF and WBA belts, became the undisputed champion when he defeated Brian Castano two weeks ago, when Tszyu defeated Terrell Gausha in a unanimous decision in his last fight in March.

File photo: New Zealand's Bowen Morgan (L) loses in their World Cup title bout to the Australian team CGU in the Sydney Super Fight Boxing event on December 16, 2020, at the Banquest Stadium in Sydney, Australia.  REUTERS / Lauren Elliott

File photo: New Zealand’s Bowen Morgan (L) loses in their World Cup title bout to the Australian team CGU in the Sydney Super Fight Boxing event on December 16, 2020, at the Banquest Stadium in Sydney, Australia. REUTERS / Lauren Elliott

Tszyu, 27, can now match the accomplishments of his father, Costa, who stunned Jab Judah in 2001 for claiming the undisputed light welterweight crown.

“This is my Jude Judah moment,” unbeaten CGU told reporters in Sydney on Wednesday.

“Every child dreams of this moment. The best thing about it is that he thinks it will be a walk in the park. I can guarantee you that this is not a walk in the park for him. “

Tszyu’s promoter, No Limit Boxing, says the fight will take place later this year, with the United States as a possible venue.

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