On May 21, three of the four world championships in the hot junior middleweight division were contested as Erislandy Lara defended his WBA title with a unanimous decision over Vanes Martirosyan; Jermall Charlo defended his IBF title with a unanimous decision over former champion Austin Trout and Jermell Charlo scored a come-from-behind stoppage over John Jackson to capture the WBC belt.… Read Article
Saturday night the Charlo brothers and Erislandy Lara paraded their talents for all to see at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, NV. Their fights begged for attention. After all, they were being displayed by Showtime as three of the best junior middleweights in boxing, and they were facing very tough opponents.
Jermell was first, and there were serious doubts about whether he was going to measure up. John “Dah Rock” Jackson, … Read Article
On a night Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara successfully defended his WBA Super Welterweight Championship with a hard-fought 12-round unanimous decision over Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan, undefeated brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo, of Houston, became the first twins in boxing history to hold world titles in the same weight class.
Jermall Charlo (24-0, 18 KOs) retained his IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship with a unanimous 12-round decision over former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout … Read Article
IBF junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (24-0, 18 KOs) was fortunate to hold onto his IBF title tonight in his title defense against challenger Austin Trout (30-3, 17 KOs) at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Charlo, 26, won the fight by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 115-113, 116-112, 116-112.
The fight was close enough to be scored a draw. Charlo fell apart in the second half of the contest in … Read Article
One of the best known quotes in A.J. Liebling’s immortal “The Sweet Science” concerned a tough, tricky welterweight contender from the 1950’s named Billy Graham, whom he famously described as being “as good a fighter as one possibly can be without being a hell of a fighter.”
These words have resonated with me ever since I first read them, for they serve as the perfect way to characterize those boxers who lack any one outstanding … Read Article
Erislandy Lara – 153 ½ Pounds
Vanes Martirosyan – 153 ¾ Pounds
Jermall Charlo – 153 ¼ Pounds
Austin Trout – 154 Pounds
Jermell Charlo – 153 ¾ Pounds
John Jackson – 153 ½ Pounds… Read Article
Liverpool’s WBO Super-Welterweight World Champion Liam Smith will be keeping a very close eye on this Saturday’s Super-Welterweight world title triple header in Las Vegas, aired exclusively on the Channel of Champions BoxNation.
In the main event Erislandy Lara defends his WBA title against Vanes Martirosyan in a rematch of their 2012 bout that ended in a technical draw. Brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo will look to make history in co-featured bouts as the first … Read Article
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 … Read Article
Leonard Ellerbe – I would like to thank everyone for joining us on the call today. We have an exciting tripleheader of Super Welterweight World Title fights. It will be headlined by Cuban sensation and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, Erislandy Lara against exciting challenger and 2004 U.S. Olympian, Vanes Martirosyan in a rematch of their 2012 technical draw.
In our co-main event, and up-and-coming star, the IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion, Jermall Charlo taking … Read Article
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 20, 2016) – Austin Trout (30-2, 17 KOs), the former super welterweight world champion, is ready to collect his second world title on Saturday, May 21 when he meets IBF Junior Middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo in a 12-round match live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) from The Chelsea, a one-of-a-kind 40,000-square-foot venue inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
“It’s my time,” said Trout. “My focus is amplified 10-fold. I’m … Read Article