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Jermall & Jermell Charlo fight on Saturday, May 21, Live on SHOWTIME®

- Latest Austin Trout John Jackson(Photo Credit: SHOWTIME)LAS VEGAS (May 17, 2016)

Undefeated identical twin brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo have the opportunity to become boxing’s first twins to hold world championships in the same weight class when they enter the ring this Saturday, May 21 live on SHOWTIME from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

IBF Junior Middleweight Champion Jermall will defend his title against former champion Austin Trout in the co-main event, while unbeaten Jermell will battle fellow contender John Jackson for the vacant WBC Super Welterweight World Championship in the opening bout. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by WBA 154-pound champion Erislandy Lara in a rematch against top contender Vanes Martirosyan.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on-sale now. Ticket prices start at $39, and are available online at or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000;

While they definitely have their similarities – look the same, have one letter different in their first names, have the same dreams and goals in the same sport – like any sibling relationship, they also have their differences. One likes the color black and while the other likes white. One likes horse racing, one likes basketball. However, one of the things they agree on most, is their desire to make history.

“We never dreamed of being able to make history on the same night and on the same card together,” said Jermell. “It makes it even more intense. The stakes are much bigger.”

“We’ve always planned on making history and the time is now,” said Jermall. “I need him to go in there and do his job and at the end of the night, we’ll both have our hands raised.”

For more information on the Charlos’ similarities and differences, please see the chart below:

Jermall Jermell
Professional Record 23-0 (18 KOs) 27-0 (12 KOs)
Birthday May 19, 1990
(one minute older) May 19, 1990
(one minute younger)
May 21 Opponent Austin Trout John Jackson

Current Boxing Status IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Fighting for Vacant WBC Super Welterweight World Title
Trainer Ronnie Shields Derrick James
Height 6 ‘0 ” 5 ’11”
Reach 73 ½” 73″
Favorite Thing About Your Brother How nonchalant he is about things That he’s a control freak
Favorite Music To Listen To/Train To 80’s Soul Hip-Hop & R&B
Favorite Boxing Exercise Running Sit up and punch drill
Favorite Sport Other Than Boxing (to Play/Watch) Horse Racing Basketball, I’m a fanatic
Favorite Vehicle You Own Mercedes GLE (AMG) Mercedes 550
Favorite Shoes/Outfit Rick Owens Runners’ Lions Only Hat
Favorite Junk Food Salt & Vinegar Chips Wingstop
Favorite Health Food Kale Salad Ground Turkey
Favorite Color Black White
Favorite Movie Don’t have a favorite Shottas
Favorite Reality Show Don’t really watch TV Don’t really watch TV
Celebrity Crush Growing Up Jada Pinkett Smith Pink
Your Perfect Vacation Bora Bora Anywhere in Greece
First Expensive Thing You Bought As A Pro My Cane Corso dog Rolex
Night Owl Or Early Riser Early riser – 6:30 a.m. Both
Person Outside Of Boxing You Would Most Like To Meet Serena & Venus Williams Diddy, because he’s a businessman
Boxer You Idolized Tommy Hearns & Evander Holyfield Joan Guzman because of his underrated power and ferocious hand speed
Athlete You Idolize (Not A Boxer) Allen Iverson Chris Paul
One Person You Would Invite Over For Dinner (Dead or Alive) Jay-Z Albert Einstein

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