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25 OCTOBER 2016

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Comparing The Charlo Twins

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 telvised tripleheader begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by WBA 154-pound champion Erislandy Lara in a rematch against top contender Vanes Martirosyan.

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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