win vs Jorge Cota
Jun 23, 2019 / Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Neveda
Former Champ Jermell Charlo bounced back from his first loss in a big way—scoring a highlight-reel KO of Mexican contender Jorge Cota on PBC on FOX in Las Vegas.
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Jermell Charlo News
The former world super welterweight champion returns in explosive fashion, flattening Cota in three with an eye on a rematch versus current WBC 154-pound titlist Tony Harrison.
Jermell Charlo Fights
Win vs Jorge Cota
Jun 23, 2019 • Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Jermell Charlo WINS against Jorge Cota by KO in Round 3 of 12
Loss vs Tony Harrison
Dec 22, 2018 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Jermell Charlo LOSES to Tony Harrison by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Austin Trout
Jun 09, 2018 • The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Jermell Charlo WINS against Austin Trout by MD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Erickson Lubin
Oct 14, 2017 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Jermell Charlo WINS against Erickson Lubin by TKO in Round 1 of 12
Win vs Charles Hatley
Apr 22, 2017 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Jermell Charlo WINS against Charles Hatley by KO in Round 6 of 12
Win vs John Jackson
May 21, 2016 • The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
Jermell Charlo WINS against John Jackson by KO in Round 8 of 12
Win vs Joachim Alcine
Oct 31, 2015 • NRG Arena, Houston
Jermell Charlo WINS against Joachim Alcine by TKO in Round 6 of 10
Win vs Vanes Martirosyan 35-1-1
Mar 28, 2015 • Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Vanes Martirosyan by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Mario Alberto Lozano 28-5-0
Dec 13, 2014 • MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Mario Alberto Lozano by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Charles Bellamy 24-1-1
May 24, 2014 • Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jermell Charlo WINS against Charles Bellamy by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Charlie Ota 24-1-1
May 24, 2014 • Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jermell Charlo WINS against Charlie Ota by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Gabriel Rosado 21-7-0
Jan 25, 2014 • DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Gabriel Rosado by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Jose Angel Rodriguez 17-2-1
Oct 14, 2013 • BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Jose Angel Rodriguez by TKO in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Demetrius Hopkins 33-2-1
Jun 08, 2013 • Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Demetrius Hopkins by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Harry Joe Yorgey 25-1-1
Jan 26, 2013 • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Harry Joe Yorgey by KO in Round 8 of 10
Win vs Dashon Johnson 13-8-3
Nov 24, 2012 • Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Dashon Johnson by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Denis Douglin 14-1-0
Jun 23, 2012 • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Denis Douglin by KO in Round 5 of 10
Win vs Chris Chatman 10-1-1
Mar 24, 2012 • Reliant Arena, Houston, Texas, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Chris Chatman by TKO in Round 3 of 10
Win vs Francisco Santana 12-2-1
Oct 07, 2011 • Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Francisco Santana by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Larry Smith 9-3-0
Jun 17, 2011 • State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Larry Smith by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Luis Grajeda 10-0-1
Nov 12, 2010 • State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Luis Grajeda by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Quinton Whitaker 7-6-0
Aug 06, 2010 • Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Quinton Whitaker by TKO in Round 2 of 8
Win vs Adan Murillo 4-3-0
Jun 18, 2010 • Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Adan Murillo by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Gerardo Cesar Prieto 6-8-1
Mar 27, 2010 • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Gerardo Cesar Prieto by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Abdon Lozano 6-0-0
Dec 12, 2009 • UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Abdon Lozano by KO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Vito Gasparyan 11-1-4
Aug 22, 2009 • Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Vito Gasparyan by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Federico Flores Jr 6-2-0
Jun 26, 2009 • Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Federico Flores Jr by TKO in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Carlos Garcia Hernandez 3-2-1
Apr 04, 2009 • Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Carlos Garcia Hernandez by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Carlos Garcia 3-2-1
Apr 04, 2009 • Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Carlos Garcia by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Juan Serrano 2-4-1
Feb 28, 2009 • Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Juan Serrano by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Deon Nash 5-4-0
Oct 10, 2008 • Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Deon Nash by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Rodrigo Villarreal 1-1-0
Sep 06, 2008 • Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Rodrigo Villarreal by TKO in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Dwayne Jones 0-1-0
Jun 13, 2008 • Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Dwayne Jones by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Jesus Villareal 2-3-1
Apr 19, 2008 • Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Jesus Villareal by TKO in Round 3 of 4
Win vs Corey Sommerville 1-0-0
Dec 08, 2007 • Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA
Jermell Charlo WINS against Corey Sommerville by UD in Round 4 of 4
Jermell Charlo Bio
Jermell Charlo has been fighting alongside his twin brother, Jermall, his whole life, sharing the mantra of “Lions Only” as the siblings made history as 154-pound world champions — becoming the first brothers to reign concurrently in the same division at the same time. Although Jermell started his pro career nine months before his brother, Jermall became the first Charlo twin to claim a world title before moving up to campaign at 160 pounds.
Keeping it all in the family
Jermell, who is younger-by-a-minute than Jermall, goes by the nickname “The Iron Man,” and Jermall dons the moniker of “The Hit Man.” The twins—who were born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and raised in Houston—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.
Both siblings competed in football and basketball in high school, but they kept gravitating toward boxing. Jermell didn’t take long to make an impact as an amateur, winning a bronze medal at the 2005 junior Olympics at the age of 15 after only two years of involvement.
After posting a record of 56-8, Charlo turned to the professional ranks as a 17-year-old in the winter of 2007 while Jermall continued on as an amateur with hopes of competing in the 2008 Olympics.
Standing a nearly identical 6-feet tall, Jermall is married with four sons while Jermell is a single father with a son and also owns “The Charlo Brothers Boxing and Fitness Club in Sugar Land, Texas.
“Jermall is more of a puncher, where I was more of a puncher in the amateurs. But he’s a boxer, too. I’m more of a boxer who is technical and who doesn’t waste a lot of punches,” Jermell said. “I’m not just looking at boxing today, but to the future after boxing. I want to make a difference in Houston through boxing. I want to change kids’ lives.”
Fighting for Family
Charlo’s career began with a four-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Corey Sommerville, whom he floored in the third round on December 8, 2007.
Elijah Charlo was born on August 22, 2009, within hours of his father’s unanimous decision victory over Vito Gasparyan, which improved him to 9-0 (4 KOs).
“My son was born during the weigh-ins, so I had to make weight, and then go and be with my son after the weigh-ins,” said Charlo. “My father cut the umbilical cord for my son, because I wasn’t actually there. So he was born, then, I went and won the fight. That was a situation where there could have been a lot of adversity.”
Building the Resume
Abdon Alonzo was unbeaten in six fights when Charlo stopped him in two rounds on December 12, 2009, rising to 10-0 with five knockouts. Luis Grajeda was 10-0-1 with seven knockouts, four of them in the first round, when Charlo scored a unanimous decision over him on November 12, 2010.
Francisco Santana was 12-2-1 with five knockouts on October 7, 2011 when he was all but shut out over eight rounds by Charlo. Santana had previously lost a pair of decisions to then-unbeaten Karim Mayfield and battled to a draw with undefeated Julian Williams. Charlo then registered third- and fifth-round stoppages of Chris Chatman (10-1-1, five KOs) and Denis Douglin (14-1, 8 KOs), who were knocked out for the first and second times in their careers on March 24, 2012 and June 23, 2012.
On January 26, 2013, Charlo scored an eighth-round knockout over previously once-beaten Harry Joe Yorgey followed by a UD win on June 8 2013 over Demetrius Hopkins—the nephew of multi-division champion Bernard Hopkins.
“Yorgey was a major move in my career. He was 25-1,” said Charlo. “Then you have Demetrius Hopkins. I had to have surgery before that fight because the commission said that my vision was so bad that I was legally blind.”
A unanimous decision over two-time title challenger Gabriel Rosado on January 25, 2014 represented another huge step for Charlo. Next came a UD win on May 24, 2014 over previously once-beaten Charlie Ota, followed by another decision on December 13, 2014 over Mario Alberto Lozano, the latter stepping in after undefeated WBO 154-pound titleholder Demetrius Andrade had pulled out due to monetary issues.
“I was knocked down by Ota in the beginning stages,” said Charlo. “That was the first time that I got knocked down in my career.”
Charlo won his next fight on March 28, 2015 by unanimous decision over title challenger Vanes Martirosyan, who had battled to a draw with titleholder Erislandy Lara. Martirosyan’s only other loss was by decision to Andrade, whom he dropped in the first round.
After knocking out former champion Joachim Alcine in the sixth round on October 31, 2015, Charlo decided to leave longtime trainer Ronnie Shields — also Jermall’s corner man — to work with Derrick James, who also trains 147-pound champion Errol Spence Jr.
That set up a history-making eighth-round stoppage of John Jackson for the WBC’s vacant 154-pound title on May 21, 2016 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. On the same card, Jermall followed his brother’s victory with a unanimous decision win over former titleholder Austin Trout and the siblings became the first twins to reign concurrently in the same division at the same time.
“We did it,” Jermell said. “We made history. We’ve been boxing for all these years, and it had to happen.”
Jermall added: “It was great being the first twins to win titles in the same division, and I’m so proud of my brother. I knew he could get the job done.”
The first- and second title defenses were sixth and first-round stoppages of Charles Hatley and Erickson Lubin on April 22, 2017 and October 14, 2017—representing Charlo’s third and fourth knockouts in the past four years vs southpaws. Charlo made his third defense on June 9, 2018 when he defeated Austin Trout, a left-handed former 154-pound champion, by majority decision—which included a pair of knockdowns.
“I went to fish, I tried to get some trout but I couldn’t catch him on the hook,” Charlo said. “I know they’re used to seeing me knock boys out but at least they saw me take care of business.
Trout, who also lost a unanimous decision to Jermall in May 2016, said the Charlo twins are taking over the sport.
“Both Jermall and Jermell are really good. They are the future.”