- Harrison vs Charlo II goes Saturday, December 21st at 10:00 pm EST
- Can Charlo avenge his lone career loss and reclaim his belt?
- Will Harrison enter 2020 having gone 2-0 against Charlo?
Harrison vs Charlo II is an amazing bout to help close out the decade on a high note. It’s a fun card overall with some intriguing prospect bouts that flesh out the event. The night of prizefighting hails from Toyota Arena in Ontario, California. The WBC world super welterweight championship is up for grabs but there are additional stakes as well.
The two men have developed some bad blood with one another in the lead up to this fight and each man has a strong reason to win. Charlo for redemptive purposes and Harrison to validate his initial victory even more so. Check out the odds and my bout breakdown by scrolling down.
Harrison vs Charlo II Odds
Odds taken Dec. 17
Charlo’s last bout was a victory over Jorge Cota via third round KO. Cota replaced Harrison who injured his ankle ahead of what was supposed to be the Charlo rematch. One day shy of a full year, Harrison will finally get back into the ring for the rematch.
The last opponent Harrison fought was Charlo while Jermell Charlo won that aforementioned Cota fight in June 2019. The question of whether or not Harrison will have ring rust becomes a topic of conversation because of this. I see Charlo evening up the series here and doing it with flare.
Charlo Regains the Belt
A great deal has changed in the last year between the two elite 154 lb-ers. The mentalities seem to be a great deal different approaching the rematch as compared to the initial fight. Charlo was quite dismissive of Harrison and felt like the incumbent, top five challenger would not pose a threat to him at all. Now Harrison is the champion brimming with confidence and Charlo has that firey, laser-focused challenger’s mindset. At least this is what I infer from recent media work that both have done together.
Tony Harrison and Jermell Charlo both sat down with us to run back the film of their first fight. ? #HarrisonCharlo2@iamboxing breaking down Rounds 9 & 10 is pure entertainment. ? pic.twitter.com/4FduRPPcGk
— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) December 15, 2019
The first fight was a unanimous decision but was not a blow out by any means. The scorecards were quite narrow (115-113, 115-113 and 116-112) and many felt like Charlo had done enough to get the win. Charlo has been impassioned in camp preparing for this one and vows to knockout Harrison in this fight.
Some might look at Charlo’s 50-percent stoppage rate and not buy that rhetoric from the challenger but a lot of context is needed for that. Across his last six victories, Charlo has won five of those bouts by knockout.
Harrison vs Charlo II Tale of the Tape
|Jermell Charlo, Ishe Smith, Fernando Guerrero
|Vanes Martirosyan, Austin Trout, Erickson Lubin
Tony Harrison has a height and reach advantage (three and a half-inch reach advantage for Harrison). In discussing KO rates, Harrison sits at a respectable 75-percent. Both men are chomping at the bit to get at one another. Heated confrontations at press conferences, barking back and forth during media appearances, and it all reaches a crescendo on Saturday night.
The two 29-year-old pugilists are in some of the most fertile years of their careers and this is a prize fight that fans, as well as pundits alike, should be appreciative of. I see Charlo scoring a TKO inside of nine rounds that’s a result of heavy volume punching. Jermell Charlo gets the nod when Harrison vs Charlo II goes down.
Pick: Jermell Charlo (-280)