Jermall Charlo
Jermall Charlo

Jermall Charlo

RECORD

27 - 0 - 0

KOs

21

Weight 160 lbs (72.73 kg)

Age 28

Home Houston, Texas,

Complete Stats

Jermall Charlo started his pro career after twin brother Jermell did, but he became the first of the two to win a world title. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Hugo Centeno Jr.

Apr 21, 2018 / Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Jermall Charlo proved he will be a force in the middleweight division, scoring a 2nd-round KO of Hugo Centeno Jr. to claim the WBC's interim 160-pound title.

Latest News

Jermall Charlo News
May 12, 2018 / Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack, Gary Russell Jr, Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares, Jermall Charlo, Jermell Charlo, Austin Trout, Jarrett Hurd

For these boxers Mother knows best

PBC fighters may be stars inside the ring, but they all agree that when it comes to declaring who the true champions are—it's the women who raised them.

PBC Hot ListPBC Boxing Video
May 4, 2018 / Mario Barrios, Jermall Charlo, Gervonta Davis, Mikey Garcia, Jarrett Hurd, Claudio Marrero, Deontay Wilder, Errol Spence Jr.

PBC Hot List: Take a look at some of PBC's hottest fighters as the weather heats up

Here’s a list of some of PBC’s top rising stars. Boxers on this list are on a hot streak, like a slugger in baseball on a hitting streak or a running back in football who keeps posting 100-yard rushing games. They’re not ranked in any particular order. We’ll leave that to you—the reader. Take a look at some of PBC’s hottest fighters in 2018.

Charlo vs CentenoPBC Boxing Video
Apr 23, 2018 / Jermall Charlo, Charlo vs Centeno

Jermall Charlo delivers powerful statement to 160-pound division

Former 154-pound champion knocked out Hugo Centeno Jr. Saturday night to claim interim 160-pound title, sets sights on future unification bout with GGG.

Fights

Jermall Charlo Fights

Win vs Hugo Centeno Jr. 26-1-0

Apr 21, 2018 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Hugo Centeno Jr.HH by KO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Jorge Sebastian Heiland 29-4-2

Jul 29, 2017 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Jorge Sebastian HeilandJJ by TKO in Round 4 of 12

Dec 10, 2016 Galen Center, Los Angeles

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Julian WilliamsJJ by KO in Round 5 of 12

Win vs Austin Trout

May 21, 2016 The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Austin TroutAA by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Wilky Campfort

Nov 28, 2015 The Bomb Factory, Dallas

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Wilky CampfortWW by TKO in Round 4 of 12

WIN vs Cornelius Bundrage

Sep 12, 2015 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut

Cornelius BundrageCC LOSES to Jermall CharloJJ by TKO in Round 3 of 12

Win vs Michael Finney 12-2-1

Mar 28, 2015 Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Michael FinneyMM by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Lenny Bottai 22-2-0

Dec 13, 2014 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Lenny BottaiLL by KO in Round 3 of 12

Win vs Norberto Gonzalez 20-4-0

Sep 11, 2014 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Norberto GonzalezNN by TKO in Round 7 of 8

Win vs Hector Munoz 22-12-1

Apr 26, 2014 StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Hector MunozHH by RTD in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Joseph De los Santos 17-11-3

Dec 13, 2013 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Joseph De los SantosJJ by KO in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Rogelio De la Torre 10-3-0

Sep 12, 2013 MGM Grand, MGM Conference Center, Premier Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Rogelio De la TorreRR by TKO in Round 7 of 8

Win vs Antwone Smith 23-4-1

Aug 09, 2013 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Antwone SmithAA by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Luis Hernandez 22-5-0

Jun 01, 2013 BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Luis HernandezLL by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Orlando Lora 29-3-2

Apr 20, 2013 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Orlando LoraOO by RTD in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Gilbert Venegas 12-8-3

Mar 02, 2013 Our Lady of the Lake University Gym, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Gilbert VenegasGG by KO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Josh Williams 8-4-0

Jan 26, 2013 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Josh WilliamsJJ by RTD in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Edgar Perez 5-1-0

Dec 08, 2012 Business Expo Center, Anaheim, California, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Edgar PerezEE by RTD in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Sean Rawley Wilson 5-8-0

Mar 24, 2012 Reliant Arena, Houston, Texas, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Sean Rawley WilsonSS by TKO in Round 5 of 6

Win vs Eric Draper 4-5-0

Sep 23, 2011 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Eric DraperEE by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Deon Nash 5-13-0

Aug 28, 2010 Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Deon NashDD by RTD in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Carlos Garcia Hernandez 3-5-1

Oct 24, 2009 Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Carlos Garcia HernandezCC by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Carlos Garcia 3-5-1

Oct 24, 2009 Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Carlos GarciaCC by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Deon Nash 5-9-0

Jul 11, 2009 San Miguel Arena, Houston, Texas, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Deon NashDD by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Terrell Davis 0-3-0

Jun 06, 2009 Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Terrell DavisTT by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Anthony Bowman 9-32-2

Apr 25, 2009 Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Anthony BowmanAA by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Mario Hernandez 2-0-0

Oct 10, 2008 Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Mario HernandezMM by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Cimarron Davis 1-3-0

Sep 12, 2008 Quick Trip Ballpark, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Jermall CharloJJ WINS against Cimarron DavisCC by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Stats

Jermall Charlo

  • WINS 27
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 21

Weight 160 lbs (72.73 kg)

Height 6'0" (1.83 m)

Reach 73½" (187 cm)

  • Born

    May 19, 1990
  • Age

    28
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Richmond, TX
  • Trains in

    Houston, TX
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    116
  • KO Percentage

    78%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Jermall Charlo Bio

Jermall Charlo has been fighting alongside twin brother Jermell his whole life, sharing the mantra of “Lions Only” as the siblings take aim at standing side-by-side atop the 154-pound division. Although Jermall started his pro career nine months after his brother, he became the first Charlo twin to claim a world title before moving up to campaign at 160 pounds.

Keeping it in the family

With the Twitter handle @FutureofBoxing, Jermall Charlo is making a statement. He is not to be confused with his younger-by-a-minute twin, Jermell, a 154-pound title contender himself who uses the more modest @CharloTwin handle.

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.

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

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

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

Slow slow, fast finishes

Charlo made his professional debut on September 12, 2008, with a second-round TKO of Cimarron Davis in Grand Prairie, Texas, not far from his Houston home.

Competing largely in his brother’s shadow early on, Jermall fought just once in both 2010 and 2011, and gained little notice as he went 12-0 with eight KOs.

Charlo got his chance to shine in the spotlight in April 2013, though, when he faced Mexican veteran Orlando Lora at the Alamodome in San Antonio on the undercard of the Austin Trout-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez pay-per-view.

Lora, nearly nine years older than Charlo, entered the fight 29-3-2 with 19 KOs, but Charlo controlled his more experienced opponent and gained a fifth-round stoppage.

Charlo seized the momentum with four more wins in 2013. He put Luis Hernandez down twice in the second round to gain a stoppage in June, took Antwone Smith out in the second round in August, finished off Rogelio De La Torre in the seventh in September and finished the year with a fifth-round KO of Joseph De Los Santos in December.

Jermall Charlo and Lenny Bottai
Jermall Charlo lands a blow to the head of Lenny Bottai during their fight in Las Vegas on December 13, 2014.

Closing in on a title

Under the tutelage of trainer Ronnie Shields, Charlo climbed to 17-0 and put himself in position for a title shot. He was scheduled to face 154-pound world champion Carlos Molina in a March 2014 title bout, but the fight was scrapped just days before the match.

Charlo stayed active, though, gaining a third-round stoppage of Hector Munoz in Carson, California, in April, as he waited to see if he would get his shot at Molina.

After the window closed on that opportunity, Charlo kept his focus with a seventh-round TKO of Norberto Gonzalez in September.

Charlo closed 2014 with a third-round KO of Italian veteran Lenny Bottai in Las Vegas in December, his 14th straight stoppage win.

The KO streak came to an end in March 2015, although Charlo took all 10 rounds on all three judges’ cards to win a unanimous decision over Michael Finney and set up a title shot against champion Cornelius Bundrage.

Jermall Charlo vs Cornelius Bundrage
Jermall Charlo looks back on Cornelius Bundrage after his knockdown, September 12, 2015.

THE TITLE REIGN

But Jermall resumed his knockout prowess in his next fight, a 154-pound title-winning four-knockdown third-round TKO that dethroned Cornelius Bundrage on September 12, 2015—exactly seven years to the day he made his pro debut.

Bundrage was Charlo’s first of five knockouts during six fights, including a fourth-round TKO of previously once-beaten Wilky Campfort, who was stopped for the first time in his career in “The Hit Man’s" initial defense on November 28.

Charlo’s second defense was a 12-round unanimous decision over left-handed former champion Austin Trout on May 21, 2016, followed by a sensational three-knockdown fifth-round KO of previously unbeaten Julian “J-Rock” Williams that December.

“I told everyone what I was going to do since the fight was announced. [Williams] just wasn’t on my level,” said Charlo. “I'm putting my life on the line again for my family to continue building my legacy as one of the best boxers in the world.”

Jermall Charlo vs Jorge Sebastian Heiland
Jermall Charlo lands a flush right on Jorge Sebastian Heiland in his 160-pound debut, July 29, 2017. (Amanda Westcott / Showtime)

A NIGHTMARE AT 160 POUNDS

With a pair of sensational knockouts, Charlo announced himself as an immediate threat to unbeaten 160-pound titleholder Gennady Golovkin, ex-champion Danny Jacobs and former two-division title winner Canelo Alvarez.

Charlo’s 160-pound debut in July 2017 was a two-knockdown, fourth-round TKO of Argentina’s Jorge Sebastian Heiland, who was stopped for the first time in his career. This victory was followed up by the flattening of Hugo Centeno Jr. with a second-round left hook on April 21, 2018, to become WBC’s interim 160-pound champion and Golovkin’s mandatory challenger.

“When [Golovkin] goes to sleep at night, I know he goes to sleep thinking about me. He knows that there’s a young, hungry, 160-pound fierce dog out there. And that’s me. I'm the mandatory, but Golovkin don’t want to fight me,” said Charlo.

"[Golovkin] don’t want it, but sooner or later, I’m gonna make it happen. My goal is to unify as one of best in the world. I don’t know what Triple G’s gonna do, but the fans aren’t going to keep liking him if he keeps avoiding me.”