Jermell Charlo gained an eighth-round knockout of John Jackson to join his twin brother as a 154-pound world champion.
In the co-main event of the doubleheader, Jermell Charlo (31-0, 15 KOs) recorded a majority decision victory by outpointing former world champion Austin Trout (31-5, 17 KOs) to defend his WBC Super Welterweight World Championship. Charlo's four-fight knockout streak ended in his third world title defense. Two judges scored it 118-108 and 115-111 in favor of Charlo, and third scored it 113-113.
PBC recently sat down with undefeated WBC 154-pound World Champion Jermell Charlo ahead of his June 9th title defense against former titleholder Austin Trout. Charlo opens up about training with 147-pound champion Errol Spence Jr., as well as his plans to unify the 154-pound division in the near future.
This week on PBC Jabs, we recap our exciting May 26th FS1 show, we preview our June 9th Showtime card and we check in with WBC 154-pound champion Jermell Charlo ahead of his June 9th title defense against Austin Trout.
When WBC Champ Jermell Charlo (30-0, 15 KOs) successfully defended his 154-pound world title against Erickson Lubin (18-1, 13 KOs) with a first-round TKO, no one saw it coming. It was fast, devastating and shocking. If you blinked, you might have missed it at the Barclays Center.
FIGHTER OF THE WEEK: Super Welterweight World Champion Jermell Charlo defends his WBC title June 9 when he faces former 154-pound titleholder Austin Trout in LA. Watch #CharloTrout live on SHOWTIME. #TeamCharlo
With two stellar KOs defending his title back to back, Jermell Charlo is PBC's Fighter of the Year.
Jermell Charlo retains his WBC 154-pound title by first round KO October 14, 2017 on Showtime.