Boxing News: American Twin Brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo Make History
Junior middleweight brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo made history in boxing after they defeated their respective opponents on Saturday night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada and became the first twins to hold a world title in the same weight division and at the same time.
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According to ESPN, Jermell Charlo scores an eight-round technical knockout victory against John Jackson to claim the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) title for the 154-pound weight category. With the victory, the younger Charlo remains undefeated with 28 wins, 0 lose and 13 KOs while Jackson suffered his third professional lost.
After the first seven rounds of their scheduled 12-round world title bout, Jermelle Charlo was down 69-64 on all the three judges' scorecards against the 27-year-old Jackson. However, he rallied and released a vicious series of hard punches that knocked out Jackson in the eighth round.
Roughly an hour following Jermell's title victory, his brother Jermall Charlo triumphantly defended his International Boxing Federation (IBF) belt in a hard-fought unanimous decision over former world champion Austin Trout in the same ring. Jermall Charlo got the better of Trout with 116-112, 116-112 and 115-113 all in favor of the defending champion.
Jermall kept his unbeaten record and improved to 24 wins with 18 victories coming by a way of knockout. Trout, on the other hand, endured his third defeat in his 33 professional bouts.
"I want to thank God for allowing me and my twin brother to see this day, baby. Woooo! History, baby," Jermall said after his own victory. "It feels good. I knew my brother would get the job done. We belong at this level. And for us to get the attention we need from Canelo [Alvarez] and the greats out there, we need these titles, and we going to keep these titles."