Comparing & Contrasting the Charlo Twins: Both Look to Hold World Titles Saturday, May 21st on SHOWTIME


Comparing & Contrasting the Charlo Twins 


Jermall & Jermell Charlo Look to Both Hold World Titles Saturday, May 21, Live on SHOWTIME® From The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas
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LAS VEGAS (May 17, 2016) – Undefeated identical twin brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo have the opportunity to become boxing’s first twins to hold world championships in the same weight class when they enter the ring this Saturday, May 21 live on SHOWTIME from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
IBF Junior Middleweight Champion Jermall will defend his title against former champion Austin Trout in the co-main event, while unbeaten Jermell will battle fellow contender John Jackson for the vacant WBC Super Welterweight World Championship in the opening bout. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by WBA 154-pound championErislandy Lara in a rematch against top contender Vanes Martirosyan.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on-sale now. Ticket prices start at $39, and are available online at or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000;
While they definitely have their similarities – look the same, have one letter different in their first names, have the same dreams and goals in the same sport – like any sibling relationship, they also have their differences. One likes the color black and while the other likes white. One likes horse racing, one likes basketball. However, one of the things they agree on most, is their desire to make history.
“We never dreamed of being able to make history on the same night and on the same card together,” said Jermell. “It makes it even more intense. The stakes are much bigger.”
“We’ve always planned on making history and the time is now,” said Jermall. “I need him to go in there and do his job and at the end of the night, we’ll both have our hands raised.”
For more information on the Charlos’ similarities and differences, please see the chart below:
Professional Record
23-0 (18 KOs)
27-0 (12 KOs)
May 19, 1990
(one minute older)
May 19, 1990
(one minute younger)
May 21 Opponent
Austin Trout
John Jackson
Current Boxing Status
IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion
Fighting for Vacant WBC Super Welterweight World Title
Ronnie Shields
Derrick James
6 ‘0 “
5 ’11”
73 ½”
Favorite Thing About Your Brother
How nonchalant he is about things
That he’s a control freak
Favorite Music To Listen To/Train To
80’s Soul
Hip-Hop & R&B
Favorite Boxing Exercise
Sit up and punch drill
Favorite Sport Other Than Boxing (to Play/Watch)
Horse Racing
Basketball, I’m a fanatic
Favorite Vehicle You Own
Mercedes GLE (AMG)
Mercedes 550
Favorite Shoes/Outfit
Rick Owens Runners’
Lions Only Hat
Favorite Junk Food
Salt & Vinegar Chips
Favorite Health Food
Kale Salad
Ground Turkey
Favorite Color
Favorite Movie
Don’t have a favorite
Favorite Reality Show
Don’t really watch TV
Don’t really watch TV
Celebrity Crush Growing Up
Jada Pinkett Smith
Your Perfect Vacation
Bora Bora
Anywhere in Greece
First Expensive Thing You Bought As A Pro
My Cane Corso dog
Night Owl Or Early Riser
Early riser – 6:30 a.m.
Person Outside Of Boxing You Would Most Like To Meet
Serena & Venus Williams
Diddy, because he’s a businessman
Boxer You Idolized
Tommy Hearns & Evander Holyfield
Joan Guzman because of his underrated power and ferocious hand speed
Athlete You Idolize (Not A Boxer)
Allen Iverson
Chris Paul
One Person You Would Invite Over For Dinner (Dead or Alive)
Albert Einstein
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