Jermall Charlo will be able to fight again.
That’s according to Boxing Scene who reported that the State of Texas has filed a Motion to Dismiss the WBC middleweight champion of his felony assault charge.
The one count of assault stemmed from an incident last September 5 where Charlo was accused of striking his 21-year-old nephew at a family Labor Day gathering in a Fort Bend County home. He was arrested in relation to this incident on February 11 before being released three days later on the condition of home monitoring.
Charlo had maintained his innocence, and it was reportedly supported by witnesses who came forward on behalf of him. The state now no longer wishes to proceed with the case.
This also marks the second time in over a year that charges against Charlo were ultimately dropped.
Two weeks before he was arrested on the assault charge, he had just been exonerated on previous robbery charges from an incident in July 2021 in San Antonio; there was a reported misunderstanding with the 32-year-old’s debit card.
Those charges were dropped after investigators analyzed video evidence that supported Charlo’s claim of no wrongdoing.
But the September 5 family incident isn’t completely over as Jermell Charlo – Jermall’s twin brother – still faces one count of terroristic threat of family or household member, which is a class A misdemeanor. He was arrested and charged on March 10. He returns to court on September 27.
As for Jermall, he is now reportedly back in training camp for his postponed title defense against Maciej Sulecki. They were supposed to meet on June 18, but Charlo suffered a back injury. There is no new date yet.