Jermall Charlo

Jermall Charlo

“Hit Man”

RECORD

32 - 0 - 0

KOs

22

Weight 160 lbs (72.73 kg)

Age 31

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 at 154-pounds. Now he reigns at 160-pounds as the WBC World Middleweight Champion. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Juan Macias Montiel

Jun 19, 2021 / Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

Jermall Charlo retained his WBC World Middleweight title and improved to 32-0 (22 KOs) following his dominant unanimous decision victory over rugged Juan Macias Montiel, live on SHOWTIME.

Latest News

Jermall Charlo News
Jermall CharloPBC Boxing Video
Jun 20, 2021 / Charlo vs Montiel, Jermall Charlo, Isaac Cruz Gonzales, Angelo Leo, Aaron Alameda, Francisco Vargas

Jermall Charlo Dominates a Tough Juan Montiel, Retains Title

The undefeated two-division champ successfully retains his WBC World Middleweight title against a game Montiel Saturday night on PBC on SHOWTIME.

Jermall CharloPBC Boxing Video
Jun 17, 2021 / Jermall Charlo

Jermall Charlo: The Greatest Hits

A look at the finest performances in the career of the undefeated, two-division world champ ahead of his WBC World Middleweight title defense against Juan Macias Montiel Saturday night on PBC on SHOWTIME.

Charlo vs. Montiel
May 19, 2021 / Charlo vs Montiel, Jermall Charlo

JERMALL CHARLO-JUAN MACÍAS MONTIEL KICK-OFF PRESSER QUOTES

WBC Middleweight World Champion Charlo Faces Hard-Hitting Montiel in Special Juneteenth Day Celebration Saturday, June 19 Headlining a Premier Boxing Champions Event Live on SHOWTIME®

Fights

Jermall Charlo Fights

Win vs Juan Macias Montiel 22-5-2

Jun 19, 2021 Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

Jermall Charlo WINS against Juan Macias Montiel by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Sergey Derevyanchenko 13-3-0

Sep 26, 2020 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

Jermall Charlo WINS against Sergey Derevyanchenko by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Dennis Hogan 28-3-1

Dec 07, 2019 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Jermall Charlo WINS against Dennis Hogan by TKO in Round 6 of 12

Win vs Brandon Adams 23-3-0

Jun 29, 2019 NRG Arena, Houston, Texas

Jermall Charlo WINS against Brandon Adams by UD in Round of 12

Win vs Matt Korobov 28-3-1

Dec 22, 2018 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Jermall Charlo WINS against Matt Korobov by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Hugo Centeno Jr. 28-3-1

Apr 21, 2018 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Jermall Charlo WINS against Hugo Centeno Jr. 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 Charlo WINS against Jorge Sebastian Heiland by TKO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Julian Williams 27-3-1

Dec 10, 2016 Galen Center, Los Angeles

Jermall Charlo WINS against Julian Williams by KO in Round 5 of 12

Win vs Austin Trout 34-5-1

May 21, 2016 The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

Jermall Charlo WINS against Austin Trout by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Wilky Campfort 26-3-0

Nov 28, 2015 The Bomb Factory, Dallas

Jermall Charlo WINS against Wilky Campfort by TKO in Round 4 of 12

WIN vs Cornelius Bundrage 34-5-0

Sep 12, 2015 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut

Cornelius Bundrage LOSES to Jermall Charlo 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 Charlo WINS against Michael Finney 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 Charlo WINS against Lenny Bottai 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 Charlo WINS against Norberto Gonzalez by TKO in Round 7 of 8

Win vs Hector Munoz 22-12-1

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

Jermall Charlo WINS against Hector Munoz 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 Charlo WINS against Joseph De los Santos 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 Charlo WINS against Rogelio De la Torre by TKO in Round 7 of 8

Win vs Antwone Smith 23-4-1

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

Jermall Charlo WINS against Antwone Smith by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Luis Hernandez 22-5-0

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

Jermall Charlo WINS against Luis Hernandez by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Orlando Lora 29-3-2

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

Jermall Charlo WINS against Orlando Lora 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 Charlo WINS against Gilbert Venegas 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 Charlo WINS against Josh Williams by RTD in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Edgar Perez 5-1-0

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

Jermall Charlo WINS against Edgar Perez by RTD in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Sean Rawley Wilson 5-8-0

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

Jermall Charlo WINS against Sean Rawley Wilson 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 Charlo WINS against Eric Draper by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Deon Nash 5-13-0

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

Jermall Charlo WINS against Deon Nash 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 Charlo WINS against Carlos Garcia Hernandez 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 Charlo WINS against Carlos Garcia by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Deon Nash 5-9-0

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

Jermall Charlo WINS against Deon Nash 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 Charlo WINS against Terrell Davis 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 Charlo WINS against Anthony Bowman by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Mario Hernandez 2-0-0

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

Jermall Charlo WINS against Mario Hernandez 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 Charlo WINS against Cimarron Davis by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Stats

Jermall Charlo “Hit Man”

  • WINS 32
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 22

Weight 160 lbs (72.73 kg)

Height 6'0" (1.83 m)

Reach 73½" (187 cm)

  • Born

    May 19, 1990
  • Age

    31
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Richmond, TX
  • Trains in

    Houston, TX
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    171
  • KO Percentage

    68.75%
  • 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 where he is now the WBC Champion.

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. Hugo Centeno

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, at Barclays Center. 

On December 22, 2018, Charlo took on tricky southpaw Matt Korobov at Barclays Center. Korobov was a late-substitute and the lack of time preparing for him showed as Charlo struggled to find his footing early on. Round by round, Jermall slowly took over, climaxing in a big twelfth round, where he rocked Korobov several times, earning a 12-round unanimous decision win.

On June 29, 2019, Charlo took on contender Brandon Adams, the 2018 winner of The Contender television series. Days before, the WBC had elevated Charlo from interim champion to full-on world champion. He fought like one. Adams displayed a sturdy chin and warrior’s heart but couldn’t match Charlo’s skill, will, power and tenacity. This one was never in doubt as Charlo won by a wide unanimous decision.

On Saturday, December 7, the elder of the twins returned to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to face top-ranked challenger Dennis Hogan. Hogan had given the undefeated super welter titlist Jaime Munguia all he could handle in losing a decision many thought should have gone his way. Yet he was completely outmatched versus Charlo. Jermall dropped him in the fourth and then proceeded to batter him until a perfect left hook in the seventh floored him again, convincing ref Charlie Fitch to wave it off at 0:28 of the frame.

“I made it through 2019 and we’re going to 2020 with 20/20 vision,” Charlo said. “Shout out to Dennis Hogan for giving me real competition and for coming up to fight me.”

 

Jermall Charlo vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
Jermall Charlo lands a left hook on Sergiy Derevyanchenko

A CAREER-DEFINING BOUT

On September 26, 2020, Charlo took on his number-one contender, Sergiy Derevyanchenko. It was a fight Charlo wanted, a fight many believed would be the toughest of his career.

They were right.

Charlo and Derevyanchenko warred for 12 rounds in a battle for the ages. The challenger gave it all he had, overwhelming Charlo at times and landing a number of good shots. 

In the end, the champion was simply too good. Charlo used his size, jab and power punches that rocked Derevyanchenko on several occasions to win a unanimous decision. Final cards read 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112. 

“He was tough, but I knew he was going to be tough,” Charlo admitted. “I knew he’d come to fight, I just didn’t know how and when he’d try to turn it up. I felt like I never really let him turn it up and that was the game plan. I studied well and I didn’t let the pandemic affect my training. I just want to keep fighting and not let any negative interrupt the positive.

“I stayed poised, I stayed composed and I executed the game plan. I was staying behind the jab, I got away from it a little, but Ronnie got me back. I wanted to knock him out but dominating like I did was a big statement.”

Charlo vs. Montiel: June 19, 2019 (PBC on SHOWTIME)

A Happy Homecoming

On June 19, 2021, Charlo returned to his native home to take on the dangerous Juan Montiel in front of a packed house at Toyota Center. Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) was dominant, winning a unanimous decision on 118-109, 119-109, 120-108 scorecards to retain the WBC title in a thoroughly entertaining lopsided fight over the gritty Montiel (22-5-2, 22 KOs).

“It took a real warrior to get in with me and (Montiel) fought each and every round as hard as he could,” said Charlo, who threw a career-high 769 punches. “I could tell in his eyes he was a true warrior from the beginning that he wanted to fight. It didn’t matter what I hit with; I love that spirit. He’s going to be great.

“I never got concerned. The best fighters in the world make adjustments. That’s what I did for each and every fan. He put in the work to fight me. One-sixty is my weight division. I want to unify. I want to bring (IBF titlist Gennadiy) Golovkin in the ring. I want to bring him to Houston. I want to get Canelo (Alvarez) to Houston.

“There’s a difference between chasing and a difference between hunting. We’re on the hunt.”