The wages from an employment check are also called earnings. Typically, if you work the hours or fulfill the commitment, you get paid. While I don’t know every contractual detail of the contract that was signed by Carlos Molina & Jermall Charlo, I do know that Charlo worked to fulfill his end of the deal. It appears that the middleweight fighter not only got the short end of the stick, but perhaps he did not get any piece of it at all. While fans pay to see fights, fighters train & fight in part to get paid. Common sense can only tell you that training is an integral part of boxers work & therefore, you may rightly expect them to be paid for it.
Just 48 hours before their scheduled title bout, Jermall Charlo saw his opportunity for a championship taken from him. Some light was shed on Molina’s past & his status as an immigrant, & Charlo seems to be the only one getting penalized from a professional standpoint. Of course, Molina did not get paid, but there is already talk of a potentially bigger pay day for him. Many analysts are mentioning him as the most likely opponent for Canelo Alvarez in his next fight. Would this be the case had he fought & lost to Charlo? Highly doubtful. While life can’t be based on what if’s, this is still an absurd situation for Jermall Charlo.
Charlo voiced his displeasure with the situation over Twitter Monday night:
The bullshitted me to the Max!! Was he really even in jail. They should have taken the belt from him. Buy now Canelo fighting him in July.
— Jermall Charlo (@FutureOfBoxing) March 11, 2014
One simple reason this is bad for boxing is that we know there is plenty of money in the sport. Fans who tuned in legally paid $50 to watch the “Toe to Toe,” card that Charlo & Molina were originally scheduled to be a part of. Someone should compensate Charlo for his time & efforts. What do you think, fans?