Charlo Slaughters Heiland

By Robert Ecksel on July 29, 2017
Charlo Slaughters Heiland
Charlo is now the mandatory challenger for Gennady Golovkin's WBC belt. (Getty Images)

The fight was a WBC middleweight eliminator and Charlo eliminated Heiland from any serious future contention…

Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Jermall Charlo (26-0, 20 KOs), the #2 ranked middleweight contender from Houston, Texas, slaughtered Jorge Sebastian Heiland (29-5-2, 16 KOs), the southpaw from Gonzalez Catan, Buenos Aires, Argentina, dropping him in rounds two and four before referee Benji Esteves waved it off at 2:13.

The fight was a WBC middleweight eliminator and Charlo, fighting out of the blue corner in red trunks with camouflage trim, eliminated Heiland, fighting out of the red corner in red trunks, from any serious future contention.

Heiland was fighting with an injured left leg which severely hampered his mobility. For most of the fight he could hardly move, much of the time he could barely stand, and his inability to push off from his southpaw stance made defeating Charlo not only difficult, but frankly impossible.

“I turned my left knee in the first round,” said Heiland, “but I did not want to give up. I tried to give it my all, but it was not my night. I had bad luck, but I am going to work harder than ever to get back and get another opportunity to achieve my dream and win a world title.”

Using a world-class jab and a dynamite right hand, Charlo made it look like child’s play in the ring. Despite the lame resistance Heiland presented, it did not in any way diminish Charlo’s sublime skills and athleticism.

With the victory he is now the mandatory challenger for Gennady Golovkin’s WBC belt, and nothing would make Charlo happier than fighting Triple G.

“I’m ready,” he said. “Bring on the biggest names at 160…I feel like it’s my turn and I’m gonna get it.”

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  1. Kid Blast 01:51pm, 07/30/2017

    Shame on NY Commission for allowing this fight to take place. They knew the guy had an injury coming in. Good thing Mercante Jr wasn’t the referee.

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