Undefeated World Champion Boxer Jermall Charlo Facing Felony Robbery Charges From July Incident
WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo was arrested Wednesday on previous felony robbery charges, stemming from an alleged dispute with a waitress over a bar tab.
Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) reportedly turned himself into authorities and was booked Wednesday on three counts of second-degree robbery from a July 16 incident. The 31-year-old was booked at a satellite office at the Bexar County Courthouse before 10 a.m. and was released on bond about a half hour later.
Records show that Charlo and a group of others were at Privat Martini Bar and Social Club – a San Antonio bar — the night before Charlo’s brother, Jermell (34-1-1, 18 KOs), fought Brian Castano for the undisputed junior middleweight title. Charlo didn’t pay a “large bar bill” after his credit card declined three times, the police affidavit said.
According to a warrant for his arrest, Charlo accused the waiter of trying to steal his credit card and then grabbed two waiter books, taking his identification from one and cash from another. Police said the books were empty.
Charlo and his group “pushed” their way out and left in a limousine bus, the warrant said. A waitress reportedly sustained a lower leg injury after a member of the group stepped on her as they left.
The report also states that Charlo yelled he would “f— you all’s s— up.” The crime is punishable between two and 20 years with a fine of up to $10,000, according to the Texas penal code.
San Antonio police issued three second-degree warrants for robbery against the boxer on August 7, the records said.
Charlo is coming off a successful title defense over Juan Macias Montiel in June. He is ESPN’s top-ranked middleweight.