On Saturday, Dec. 16, a boxer whose wife had just filed for a temporary restraining order against him was arrested in Texas and charged with misdemeanor assault.
According to ESPN, Jermell Charlo who was born and raised in the Lone Star State was picked up this past weekend and charged with misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury to a family member, based on information retrieved from the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. The 33-year-old pugilist posted bond on Monday, Dec. 18, and was released according to court records.
Mane wtf is going on with Jermell Charlo dawg. This year just keeps getting worse for TX fighters 😳🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/t2yPCRrJ3N
— Ray Jackson (@RayJack97010720) December 20, 2023
There was no identification of the victim he allegedly assaulted but, this past Tuesday, on Dec. 19, court records reveal that Charlo’s wife, Chyane Westbrook, had filed for a temporary restraining order and a divorce from the boxer.
This is not the first time that Charlo has been accused of assaulting someone. In May 2018, he was charged with felony domestic violence after he allegedly choked his then-current girlfriend. But, in 2019, during a trial for the charge, he was acquitted after a jury handed down a verdict of not guilty.
The boxer has a twin brother who is also a fighter, Jermall Charlo and is the WBC middleweight champion.
Charlo, with a boxing record of 35-2-1, with 19 knockouts, was a unified junior middleweight (up to 154 pounds) champion and recently moved up in weight to 168 pounds in September to take on a fight against Canelo Alvarez. The fight was not even close as Charlo lost virtually every round in a unanimous decision for Alvarez’ undisputed super middleweight championship.
Boxing Scene reported that because Charlo moved up in weight, his WBO junior middleweight title was taken from him. As the previous undisputed middleweight titleholder of four belts, he only has the WBA and WBC belts since he also gave up his IBF junior middleweight title.
Boxer Jermell Charlo Arrested And Charged With Misdemeanor Assault