WBC middleweight champion of the world Jermall Charlo (32-0, 22KOs) has been on the headlines for multiple reasons in recent times, but the latest and most striking one has been the arrest of the undefeated boxer. Charlo was arrested this Friday over charges of assaulting a family member following a previous conviction on family violence and may face up to 2 to 10 years of prison if found guilty.
In the wake of a warrant issued by Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in Richmond, Texas, Jermall Charlo was apprehended at 1:29 pm on Friday and is currently in custody along with an unsecured bond sent at $10,000 (£7,400) for his bail. The pugilist was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury of a Family Member.
This is not the first time that Charlo has found himself in trouble outside the squared circle. Back in May 2020, the 31-year-old was under investigation in Richmond after allegations of aggravated assault were brought against him. Now, it remains unclear whether the boxer’s present custody is the result of that investigation or a different, more recent incident.
In addition to that, “Future of Boxing” was recently given clearance from a felony robbery charge stemming from an incident in July last year. Charlo was accused of removing his identification as well as cash from his waitress’s possession after his credit card was declined at a bar. The boxer had posted bond on three charges of second-degree robbery and was released.
Charlo, who won the vacant WBC title in April 2018, marked a unanimous decision victory over Juan Macias Montiel on 19th June last year at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, which also marked his fourth WBC title defense.
- WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo was arrested in Texas over charges of assaulting a family member
- Charlo was previously under investigation following allegations of aggravated assault in May 2020