On this day...the Charlo Brothers were born

It is hard to think of two brothers, who became world champions, who are as iconic as the Charlo brothers, Jermell and Jermall. Born on May 19th, 1990, in Lafayette, Louisiana, the two brothers will more than likely go down as the best pair of twins to ever fight professionally as both obtained world titles, and Jermall Charlo became a two-division, whereas Jermell Charlo is the current undisputed super welterweight world champion.

The brothers are not just known for their boxing skills, but also their ability to adapt to the times as both have been featured in fashion outlets for the clothes they were and coined the phrase ‘Lion's Only’, which now has become a thing in the boxing community. The twins are trendsetters, and that stems outside of boxing as they have influence in popular culture.

Though they were born in Louisiana, they grew up in Houston, Texas, and both still reside in Texas.

Jermell Charlo

Took the road not sought by many as he embarked on a six-year journey to become the super welterweight undisputed champion. Charlo would win the WBC vacant 154 lbs title from John Jackson in 2016, in a fight in which he was down on points at the time of the stoppage, but rallied back to knock out his opponent. In fact, Charlo had only one round one of the three judges scorecards at the time of the stoppage.

Charlo would stop emerging hot prospect Erickson Lubin in one round. Jermell Charlo had also left his previous trainer, Ronnie Shields, who trains his brother, Jermall Charlo, to work with Derrick James who trains Errol Spence Jr.

Charlo would lose his title to Tony Harrison, via unanimous decision, only to win it back two fights later when he stopped Harrison to regain the WBC 154 lbs title.

In a rumored bout between Charlo and unified WBA and IBF super welterweight champion, Jarrett Hurd was floated around during this time, but Hurd would lose to Julian “J-Rock” Williams of Philly. A fight later, Williams was stopped in a homecoming fight by Jeison Rosario, as Rosario became the unlikely unified world champion of the division prompting a pay-per-view fight with Charlo.

Charlo would stop Rosario with a jab to the body. Charlo would continue his path to undisputed as he would fight to a draw with Brian Castano in 2021, and stop Castano in 2022 to become a four-belt undisputed world champion.

Now Charlo has been out of the ring since May 14th, 2022, and some reports from Tim Tszyu’s camp state Charlo won’t return until the fall. Charlo is next believed to fight Tim Tszyu.

Jermall Charlo

Jermall Charlo is a two-division world champion winning belts at super welterweight and middleweight. Charlo won his first world title, the IBF 154 lbs world title, from Cornelius “K9” Bundrage via a fourth-round knockout, in 2015. After two defenses, one of which was against the always dangerous Austin Trout, Charlo would knockout undefeated contender, Julian “J-Rock” Williams, in a star-making performance.

Charlo would move up to middleweight and win the interim WBC middleweight title in a bout against Hugo Centeno Jr and made one defense of the interim title before being promoted to the full-fledged champion. Since being the WBC middleweight champion, Charlo has made four title defenses.

Jermall Charlo has not fought since June 19th, 2021. His mandatory challenger currently is WBC interim middleweight champion, Carlos Adames.

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