Boxing: world champion Jermall Charlo arrested for robbery
WASHINGTON – Undefeated World Boxing Council middleweight champion Jermall Charlo was arrested on Wednesday for robbery following an incident in July at a San Antonio bar.
Charlo posted bail on three charges of second degree theft and was released according to KSAT-TV.
A police report said Charlo’s credit card was turned down for a big bar bill on the morning of July 16, the day before Charlo’s brother Jermell’s world title fight in San Antonio.
A warrant accused Charlo of removing his ID and money from his waitress’s possession before leaving.
Charlo’s attorney, Kent Schaffer, told the station his client had not taken anything from anyone else.
“Jermall didn’t steal money from anyone at the club and didn’t make any threats to anyone,” Schaffer told KSAT. “At no time did he steal anyone or take anything other than his own.”
The lawyer said the fighter was worried after learning that his card had been lost and that he had only recovered his driver’s license.
Charlo, 32-0 with 22 KOs, made his fourth defense of his 160-pound (73 kg) crown by unanimous decision against Mexican Juan Macias Montiel in June in Houston.
His twin brother Jermell, 34-1-1 with 18 KOs, fought to a draw on July 17 in San Antonio against Argentinian Brian Castano in a showdown for the undisputed light middleweight crown, Charlo retaining the titles WBC, WBA and IBF.
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