Jermell De’Avante Charlo is a professional boxer born on May 19, 1990. The 31-year-old boxer was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and stands 5 feet and 11 inches, and comes with a 73-inch reach. At present, he holds the unified light middleweight title. This title includes Ring magazine, IBF, and WBA titles as well as the WBC. He is also ranked as the world’s best light middleweight active boxer by The Ring magazine, BoxRec, and TBRB.
The talented boxer has an identical twin, Jermall. Both of them are alumni of Alief Hastings High School and have been part of the school’s boxing team. Their father was also a former boxer. In addition, Jermell also won a bronze medal when he was 15 during the Junior Olympics of 2005. Overall, he made an impressive amateur boxing record of 56 wins and 8 losses.
Jermell was 17 years old when he made his professional boxing debut. His first fight was with Corey Sommerville on December 8, 2007. He won this fight by unanimous decision. His succeeding three fights were won via technical knockout. He won over Jesus Villareal in the third round during his second professional fight and an impressive first-round win over Dwayne Jones during his third fight. Furthermore, he won all his first 19 fights before earning his first title during his 20th fight, which happened on January 26, 2013. This fight was with Harry Joe Yorgey wherein Jermell won via knockout in the eighth round. This fight earned him the WBC Continental America’s light middleweight title.
On June 8, 2013, Jermell had earned his IBF-USBA light middleweight title. After that, we won all his fights from 2013 to 2015. By May 2016, he won the vacant WBC light middleweight title after defeating John Jackson by technical knockout. He retained this title until December 2018 when he was defeated by Tony Harrison. This was his first loss in his entire professional career. In June 2019, he got his WBC light middleweight title again after defeating Tony Harrison by technical knockout. By September 2020 he successfully earned The Ring, IBF, and the WBA (Super) light middleweight titles.
Professional Boxing Record
- Total Fights: 35
- Total Wins: 18
- Wins by Knockout: 18
- Wins by Decision: 16
- Losses: 1
- Losses by Knockout: 0
- Losses by Decision: 1