Twitter reacts to Jermell Charlo entering ring in lion outfit
Jermell Charlo’s motto is “Lions Only,” but he took that to a whole new level for his fight against Austin Trout on Saturday.
Charlo entered the ring for the WBC light middleweight title bout (on the undercard of the Abner Mares-Leo Santa Cruz rematch) wearing a full-on lion costume, complete with the head and everything.
— EL BIRDMAN (@OGBirdie561) June 10, 2018
Charlo got the Lion costume on pic.twitter.com/lVU8LvXHI5
— KnockoutNews (@KnockoutNews) June 10, 2018
The fairly ridiculous-looking outfit led to some funny Twitter reactions.
— (@ThaChadwick) June 10, 2018
— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) June 10, 2018
— SundayPuncher Boxing (@sunday_puncher) June 10, 2018
Charlo should of come out to Hakunamatata with that lion head costume. #CharloTrout
— Chris Kurtz (@kickazzkurtz) June 10, 2018
Charlo dressed like the Wizard of Oz lion.
— The Angry (@NY_Wiseass) June 10, 2018
— Juan Zapata (@JZ_Official1) June 10, 2018
The outfit wound up working pretty well for Charlo — the 28-year-old fighter retained his title belt with a majority decision victory over Trout to improve to a perfect 31-0 for his career. At least we can say that his lion costume was a lot better than another fashion statement we recently saw in the sport.