Sunday, 23 April 2017

Charlo knocks out Hatley, defends WBC title in Brooklyn.

Also on the Barclays Centre card in Brooklyn, Jermell Charlo defended his WBC Junior Welterweight title against Charles Hatley with a dramatic 6th round stoppage victory last night. Jermell dictated the action throughout the bout, hardly allowing the usually capable Hatley to get a foothold, dominating the action throughout..
Charlo stunned Hatley in round 3 with a vicious 1-2 that dropped the Texan, leaving the challenger cautious, wary of Charlos power for most of the bout.  The champion never allowed Hatley to maintain any rhythm, keeping him continually guessing while dominating with the jab..   The end presented itself in the 6th round as Charlo stepped up the tempo..  Jermell opened up with a combination, the volume of punches disorientating Hatley, who walked onto a wicked right hand that knocked him out.. Hatley lay motionless for a few moments, but soon resumed consciousness and was able to walk out of the ring unaided..    The official time of the stoppage was 0:32 in round 6.
Charlo retains his WBC Junior Welterweight title and moves to 29-0, 14 KOs, while Hatley suffers his second professional defeat and goes to 26-2-1, 18 KOs.