World middleweight boxing champion Jermall Charlo 'is arrested in Texas'

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World middleweight boxing champion Jermall Charlo ‘is arrested in Texas on charge of assault’ with the 32-0 star ‘still in police custody on $10,000 bail’

  • Jermall Charlo reportedly arrested in Texas on felony assault charge
  • Jail official claims the 31-year-old was still in custody on Friday night
  • Two weeks ago he was cleared on robbery charges from a July incident


Undefeated WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo was arrested Friday in Texas on a felony charge of assaulting a family/household member with a previous conviction, according to Fort Bend Jail records.

According to ESPN, Charlo, 31, was still in custody on Friday night. 

He was reportedly arrested at 1:29 pm after a warrant was issued by Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in Richmond, Texas. 

Undefeated WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo was reportedly arrested on Friday

Undefeated WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo was reportedly arrested on Friday

The report claimed he was being held on $10,000 (£7,400) bail. 

Unbeaten Charlo has made four defences of the WBC middleweight title and also won a title at 154 pounds. 

Two weeks ago Charlo was cleared on felony robbery charges from a July incident at a San Antonio bar.

Charlo had posted bond on three charges of second-degree robbery and was released according to KSAT-TV.

A police report said Charlo’s credit card was declined for a large bar tab on the morning on July 16, the eve of Charlo’s brother Jermell’s world title bout in San Antonio. 

The unbeaten American has made four defences of the WBC middleweight title

The unbeaten American has made four defences of the WBC middleweight title

A warrant accused Charlo of removing his identification and cash from his waitress’s possession before departing.

Charlo’s attorney, Kent Schaffer, told the station his client did not take anything belonging to someone else.

‘Jermall stole no money from anyone at the club and made no threats toward anyone,’ Schaffer told KSAT. ‘At no time did he rob anyone or take any property other than his own.’ 

The lawyer said the fighter was concerned after being told his card had been lost and only retrieved his driver’s license.

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