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Jermall Charlo was arrested in Texas and stripped of his WBC world title

It wasn't long ago that Jermall Charlo was considered a serious option for Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

The Mexican chose to fight his twin, Jermell, instead, defending his undisputed super-middleweight title against the undisputed super-welterweight king.

A fight with Canelo now seems more distant than ever, given Jermall's run with the law. A road accident in Texas leads to a police chase and the inevitable arrest. Found drunk, Charlo was released on bail, but physical and reputational damage was done.

Things got worse after this accident as the WBC eventually stripped him of the middleweight world title, and promoted interim champion Carlos Adames to the full title holder.

Charlo was already holding on to his title by a rope, having not defended it for almost three years. Jermall's exit from the ring was cited as one of the reasons why the WBC held on to him for so long in the first place, allowing him to retain the belt due to inactivity.

New champion Adames, a Dominican based in New York, won the interim title by knocking out Juan Macias Montiel. He added credibility to his reign by stopping Julian Williams in the exciting title defense of Minnesota's 2023 title.

Adames also beat goalkeeper Sergiy Derevyanchenko. The decision to promote him later makes sense, although most fighters want to win their silverware in the ring. As for his replacement, Jermall Charlo will focus more on recovery.

He last appeared in the ring against Jose Benavidez Jr in late 2023, that fight ended a two-year in-ring spell.

Who knows when Charlo will love the squared circle again, if ever. There is little chance that he will face Canelo who has set his sights on Edgar Berlanga, as David Benavidez and David Morrell are lined up waiting for the call.

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