Jermell Charlo Loses WBC Title, Jermall Retains Interim Belt

The Charlo Twins were the talk of the night, although each brother had different results on a big boxing night in Brooklyn.

Interim WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo headlined a PBC event at the Barclays Center and retained his title against Matt Korobov. Jermell Charlo lost his WBC junior middleweight title to Tony Harrison in a controversial unanimous decision.

Jermall recovered from the shock of seeing his brother lose his world title and dominated the fight against Korobov, winning a unanimous decision over the Russian challenger. Jermall won with scores of 119-108, 116-112 and 116-112.

After initially struggling to land any solid punches on Korobov, Jermall found success in the second half of the fight by repeatedly landing the right hand. Jermall’s success almost led to him stopping Korobov in the final round, but Korobov managed to survive until the end of the fight.

As for Jermell, his title loss was a controversial one as the entire Barclays Center booed in response to the official announcement. Much to the surprise of everyone present, Harrison won his first world title with scores of 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113.

Jermell appeared to be in control throughout several moments throughout the fight and even hurt Harrison on a number of occasions. Harrison was able to defend well against Jermell’s onslaught of punches and managed to keep Jermell in check by repeatedly jabbing at him.

The night opened up with a heavyweight bout between Dominic Breazeale and Carlos Negron. Negron started off well by landing the left jab and avoiding most of Breazeale’s punches. But after a couple of rounds that saw Breazeale land a punch after the round had ended, Breazeale started to connect with his power right hand. Negron was eventually bloodied up and ultimately knocked out in the ninth right with a vicious right hand from Breazeale.

After the fight, Breazeale called out WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in an effort to hopefully make a fight possible. Breazeale had won a title eliminator in late 2017, but the WBC has yet to issue an order for Wilder vs. Breazeale.

PBC on FOX:

Jermall Charlo defeated Matt Korobov by unanimous decision (119-108, 116-112, 116-112) to retain the Interim WBC Middleweight title

Tony Harrison defeated Jermell Charlo by unanimous decision (116-112, 115-113, 115-113) to win the WBC Junior Middleweight title

Dominic Breazeale defeated Carlos Negron by KO, round 9, 1:37

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