Are Jermall Charlo and Jermell Charlo Twins?

Published 06/18/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 21: Twin brothers IBF junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (L) and WBC super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo pose with their titles at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


The Charlo brothers- Jermell Charlo and Jermall Charlo are quite the biggest names of the boxing world at this point. Both of them have been on a tear in their respective journeys and are already world titleholders. While the boxing universe has seen several iconic siblings come up to the display, the Charlo brothers are the latest addition to the list.

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Although there are a lot of rewards left for them to achieve, Jermall and Jermell Charlo have already alarmed the boxing universe. Furthermore, they are the superstars in making, amassing enough attention to their personal life. So, the identical brothers often raise the fans’ queries to know if they are twins.

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It might not be a secret to the traditional fans, but casuals still take time to grasp hold of the Charlos. Here’s a better look at them.

Jermall Charlo and Jermell Charlo- ‘Hitman’ and ‘Iron Man’

On 19 May 1990, Jermall Charlo and Jermell Charlo were born in Louisiana, USA. However, they grew up in Houston, Texas, where the identical twins discovered a common passion for boxing. Interestingly, Jermall, the ‘Big Charlo’ is a minute older than his twin Jermell Charlo. That said, ‘Hitman’ is also in a higher weight class than this twin.

According to the reports of The Sun, the Charlo twins attended Alief Hastings High School as teenagers. Back then, the future boxers were interested in football and basketball. However, their father Kevin Charlo took them to a gym where they saw their lives change. They trained under the local hero Ronnie Shields and grabbed attention pretty quickly.

In a chat with SHOWTIME Sports, Shields had praised the brothers, revealing how they became stars of the gym. “I would train Evander Holyfield in Houston and I used to see Jermall and his brother Jermell in the gym every day and every single day they would say ‘you’re going to train us or what man?’” said Shields.

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As of now, Jermall Charlo is undefeated and holds the WBC middleweight title (160 lbs) along with a professional record of 31-0 (22 KOs). Meanwhile, Jermell Charlo is the WBA (Super), WBC, and IBF super welterweight champion. However, he is not undefeated and boasts of a record of 34-1 (18 KOs).

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Both the Charlos are on the rise as boxers. Meanwhile, they are yet to receive the biggest fights of their careers against the likes of ‘Canelo’ or ‘GGG’. Hence, the next phase of their journey would remain similarly interesting for the combat fans.

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What do you make of Jermall Charlo and Jermell Charlo’s career so far?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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