Middleweight champion Jermall Charlo was arrested for the second time in the last six months.
Charlo, 31, was arrested and taken into custody Friday night on a felony charge of assaulting a family/household member after having a previous conviction, ESPN reported.
The boxer was arrested at 1:29 p.m. after a warrant was issued by Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in Richmond, Texas. He was held on $10,000 bail.
Robbery charges were recently dropped against Charlo due to “insufficient evidence.” Those charges came from his first arrest in August where he was arrested and charged with stealing from a waitress during a dispute at a bar.
Charlo was last in action in June where he won via unanimous decision against Juan Macias Montiel, which was his fourth consecutive defense of his WBC middleweight title.
Reports said boxing star and undisputed super middleweight king Canelo Alvarez was offered a fight against Charlo through PBC on May 7, but last week sources said Alvarez was closing in on a two-fight deal with Dmitry Bivol and Gennadiy Golovkin instead.
Charlo is ranked as the world’s second-best active middleweight by BoxRec.
His identical twin brother, Jermell, is currently the unified light middleweight world champion and is set up for a rematch against Brian Castano in March.
On Saturday afternoon, Charlo’s attorney, Kent Schaffer, had his own claims.
“A relative went to police and said Jermall struck him up back in September 2021 in Fort Bend,” Schaffer said.
“Despite the fact that plenty of witnesses were present, no investigation was done. This is an attempt to shake Jermall down for money and it’s not going to happen. If these charges are not dismissed Jermall will be acquitted.”