Former Boxing Champion Arrested for DWI

( – All it took was a night out partying for boxing superstar Jermall Charlo to ruin his career after the World Boxing Council (WBC) stripped Charlo of his middleweight championship belt following his arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI).

According to the police report, Charlo was driving his Lamborghini when he crashed into another vehicle. The incident occurred at 12799 Broadway St. in Pearland, a neighborhood located in Houston, Texas.

Charlo then fled the scene of the incident after getting into a brief verbal altercation with the driver of the other vehicle, police said. He refused to stop for officers but was eventually apprehended a mile away from the crash when police vehicles managed to box his car in. After his arrest, his alcohol levels were measured – his blood alcohol was measured at more than 0.15. That’s almost double the 0.08 legal limit. The boxer is currently out of jail on a $9,500 bond.

Following news of Charlo’s arrest, the WBC stripped the 33-year-old boxer of his middleweight championship title. Charlo’s last fight was in November last year, and his last title defense was in June 2021, when he defeated challenger Juan Macias Montiel. Charlo first won the middleweight title in 2018 and has successfully defended it five times. He is also currently undefeated, with a record of 33-0. Charlo was also supposed to face boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez in September last year, but talks on the match did not bear fruit. Charlo’s identical twin brother, Jermell Charno, became Canelo’s replacement opponent. Jermell lost by unanimous decision.

Carlos Adames, the interim middleweight titleholder for the WBC, will replace Charlo and become the full-fledged champ for the said weight class. Adames had already been waiting for a fight with Charlo to be set before the latter’s DWI incident.

In a statement, Mauricio Sulaiman, the president of the WBC, said that the boxing organization would continue to support Charlo, especially with any needs related to the betterment of his mental health. Sulaiman also said the WBC may reclassify Charlo into a super middleweight down the road.

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