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Jermell Charlo

Height – 6-0
Weight – 154 (junior middleweight)
Date of Birth – May 19, 1990
Birthplace – Houston, TX
Hometown – Houston, TX
Pro Record – 23-0-0 (11 KO’s)
 
A talented junior middleweight known as the “Ironman,” Houston’s Jermell Charlo is a 23-year-old prodigy looking to win big in the pro game.  Charlo graduated to the elite level on the amateur boxing scene after just two years, winning a Bronze medal at the 2005 junior Olympics at 15 years old. 
 
Charlo ended his amateur career with a 56-8 record and began his pro career on December 8, 2007 with a four round decision win over Corey Sommerville. On April 19, 2008, he stopped Jesus Villareal in three rounds and after scoring an impressive first round TKO over Dwayne Jones in June, Charlo added the names Rodrigo Villareal (TKO4) and Deon Nash (W6) to his victims list before the year was out.
 
2009 was great for the “Ironman” as well, as he scored a shutout four round decision over Juan Serrano on February 28th, decisioned Carlos Garcia over six rounds on April 4th, TKOed Federico Flores Jr. in the eighth round on June 26th, decisioned Vardan Gasparyan in six, and then finished up the year with a second round knockout of unbeaten (6-0) prospect Abdon Lozano, moving him ever faster up the ladder.
 
On March 27th, Charlo kicked off 2010 with an eight round win over Utah’s Gerardo Prieto, and by the end of the year, he showed off his power with knockouts of Adan Murillo and Quinton Whitaker, and a near shutout decision victory over unbeaten prospect Luis Grajeda.
 
After a brief layoff, Charlo revved up his engine in June of 2011 with a six round decision win against Larry Smith, and he was back in action on Showtime’s ShoBox series on October 7th, winning a clear-cut unanimous decision over Francisco Santana.
 
2012 was the breakout year for the talented Texan though, as knockout wins over fellow prospects Chris Chatman (TKO3) and Denis Douglin (KO5), along with a year-ending decision victory over Dashon Johnson set up an opening slot on the January 26, 2013 Showtime Championship Boxing card in Las Vegas against tough Harry Joe Yorgey.
 
Against Yorgey, Charlo dazzled, using three knockdowns en route to an eighth round knockout win.
 
Following this defining win, Charlo did it again on June 8 at the Home Depot Center when he took on veteran Demetrius Hopkins for the USBA junior middleweight title.