Armando Resendiz Willing To Fight Jermall Charlo Next

Only the hardcore faithful of boxing fans knew the name Armando Resendiz prior to his 10th round technical stoppage win over Jarrett Hurd, but that more than likely changed after this weekend. Resendiz with new trainer Manny Robles in his corner fought with the valor of a man serving his country during war, as his spirited effort was partially skill, but mostly will. Resendiz simply wanted it more than Hurd on that given Saturday night in Ontario, California, and took Hurd’s comeback away from.


As the dust settles on the previous week’s event, Resendiz now has his eyes set on the inactive  WBC middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo. Charlo is approaching nearly two years without having a bout, but is rumored to return on June 17th. It was heavily suggested by many that if Hurd were to win, he would probably land a fight with Charlo, and now Resendiz coming off the performance of a lifetime is setting his aim at one of the marquee fighters in the sport.


For Resendiz's coach, Manny Robles this marks the second time he has been in the corner of a major upset. Robles famously coached Andy Ruiz Jr., when he knocked out Anthony Joshua, and now guided Armando Resendiz past Jarrett Hurd. One of the great traits about Manny Robles is his level of sheer honesty, and Robles made it clear in the post fight press conference he wasn’t sure if this was a good fight for Resendiz when they took it.


“I told [Resendiz]’s manager, ‘listen, maybe this isn’t the right time to take this fight’”, explained Manny Robles to the media gathered backstage. “They saw something else, and [I already explained this to Armando Resendiz], it takes a man to admit when you are wrong, and I said listen, I said that I pray to God and hope you’re right and I am wrong, I told the [management team], and I am glad I was wrong.”


Armando Resendiz was once a bright-eyed fast-tracked pro fighter, who was derailed by the veteran tough guy Marcos Hernandez, and had a painfully close fight with Quilisto “Kilo the Kid” Madera. Those bouts slowed down the development, excitement and ability for Resendiz to make a lot of money in the sport of boxing, as many saw him as a vibrant new young contender from Mexico. Now it appears this win gets Resendiz to the spot in the sport where he always felt he belonged. 


"I am satisfied with how everything turned out, I want to thank my team, my coaches and everybody who made this possible,” said Resendiz reflecting on his upset win over Jarrett Hurd. “It was really a perfect night for me.”

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