Jermall Charlo arrested for allegedly assaulting 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 incarcerated in the county jail and charged with felony assault.

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

These documents also claim that the alleged victim suffered injuries from the assault.

Jermall’s madness

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

However, this awkward truth comes as Charlo and David Benavidez are in talks for a super middleweight bout on Showtime PPV in May.

Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) is a juggernaut in the 160-pound division. He 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 along with his brother Jermell. With their fight slogan, “Lions Only”, the two are Premier Boxing Champions stars who have brought raw, unbridled ferocity to the boxing industry.

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

This isn’t the first time Charlo has had a run-in with the law. Jermall was arrested in August and charged with three theft allegations following an alleged incident at a San Antonio bar.

The charges came after Charlo was accused of taking money from a waiter during an argument over a declined credit card. However, all three charges were ultimately dismissed earlier this month.

The future of boxing

Charlo sees himself as the “future of boxing,” as his social media handle indicates. However, Jermall has always backed up his claim with decisive wins.

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

Growing up, the siblings both participated in other sports, playing high school football and basketball, but they continued to gravitate towards 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 prevented him from achieving that dream, and Jermall ended his amateur career that year with a 65-6 record.

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

The bogeyman

Since his time in the 160-pound division, Charlo has declared himself an immediate threat to all top-level 160-pounders. He hunted Danny Jacobs, Gennadiy Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. A fight between Jermall and Canelo Alvarez has reportedly been underway, however, Alvarez is now believed to be eyeing Dimitry Bivol instead.

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

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