Jermall Charlo Arrested Over Alleged Assault Of A Family Member | But Will He Fight Canelo or David Benavidez?

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Jermall “The Hitman” Charlo is in hot water.

According to reports, this Friday, the WBC middleweight champion was arrested in Bend County, Texas. The undefeated star was booked into county jail and charged with felony assault.

The charge against Charlo stems from an arrest warrant issued over an alleged assault that took place on Sept. 21, 2021. According to court documents, it is alleged that Charlo punched and grabbed a man who is a member of Charlo’s “family or household.”

Those documents also claim the alleged victim suffered injuries due to the assault.

Jermall’s Folly

The 31-year-old was still in custody on Friday night. According to reports, he was arrested at 1:29 p.m. after a warrant was issued by Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in Richmond, Texas. His bond was set at $10,000.

However, this inconvenient truth comes while Charlo and David Benavidez are in talks for a super middleweight fight on Showtime PPV in May.

Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) is a juggernaut in the 160-pound division. He has made four defenses of the WBC middleweight title and also won a title at 154 pounds.

Jermall Charlo is one-half of the fighting twins with brother Jermell. With their fighting slogan, “Lions Only,” the two are stars of the Premier Boxing Champions fold that have brought a raw, unbridled ferocity to the boxing business.

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Champion Charlo

Jermall is the first Charlo twin to claim a world title, at 154 pounds, until he moved up to 160 pounds and became the champion.

This is not Charlo’s first time in trouble with the law. Jermall was arrested in August and charged with three robbery allegations following an alleged incident at a San Antonio bar.

Those charges came after Charlo was accused of taking cash from a waiter during an argument over a declined credit card. However, the three charges were eventually dismissed earlier this month.

Future Of Boxing

Charlo considers himself the “Future of Boxing,” as his social media handle states. However, Jermall has consistently backed up his claim with statement-making wins.

Jermall and his brother were born in Lafayette, Louisiana, but raised in Houston. They were 8 years old when their father, Kevin, a former amateur boxer, first took them to the gym as a way to offer them a positive, disciplined environment.

Growing up, the siblings both competed in other sports, playing football and basketball in high school, but they kept gravitating toward boxing.

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Early Charlo

While Jermell turned pro in 2007, Jermall continued as an amateur with hopes of competing in the 2008 Olympics.

However, a toe injury kept him from that dream, and Jermall ended his amateur career that year with a record of 65-6.

Jermall had a four-knockdown third-round TKO that dethroned Cornelius Bundrage on Sept. 12, 2015; exactly seven years later he made his pro debut.

The Boogeyman

Since moving to the 160-pound division Charlo declared himself an immediate threat to all top-tier 160-pounders. He chased Danny Jacobs, Gennadiy Golovkin, and Canelo Alvarez. A fight between Jermall and Canelo Alvarez reportedly was in the works, however, now it is believed that Alvarez is looking at Dimitry Bivol instead.

In Jermall Charlo’s last fight he retained his WBC world middleweight title and improved to 32-0 (22 KOs) following his dominant unanimous decision victory over rugged Juan Macias Montiel.

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Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.