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.
Jermall Charlo was reportedly arrested on Friday and charged with a felony in Texas for assaulting a “family/household member
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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.
Sources: Jermall Charlo and David Benavidez are in talks for a super middleweight fight on Showtime PPV in May.
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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.
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.
For those claiming Jermall Charlo’s career is over & he’s out of the Canelo running:
Sergey Kovalev was arrested in June 2018 on felony assault and fought FOUR times while up on said changes. Among them, a Nov 2019 lucrative fight w Canelo.
Also, innocent until proven guilty.
— Jake Donován (@JakeNDaBox) February 11, 2022
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.
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.
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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