Charlo Twins: From neighbourhood fighting to becoming boxing’s real deals

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In a rare occasion, boxing held a double-header for its pay-per-view featuring the twin Jermell and Jermall Charlo.
And the twins did not disappoint. Both secured the wins to cap off the fight night.
Jermell won via eight-round Technical Knockout against Jeison Rosario to unify the three junior middleweight belts while Jermall’s unanimous decision victory over Sirgiy Derevyanchenko retained his WBC middleweight belt.
But before they became a star in boxing, the twin was already a star in their childhood.
They were little gladiators fighting in the neighbourhood to make money.
Well, you will be surprised to know who made them do it, it was their father who was an amateur boxer.
Whether he was starting his kids early, it was an action-packed childhood as what they described it.
“It would be like meeting at the courtyard at apartments, put on a pair of gloves, and whatever parent feel like they want to put some money up on their child.’
“That’s how my dad made a living. Me and my brother was the studs that would run through anybody at that age group, from five to seven,” Jermell said.
“It was about fighting. It was about winning. It wasn’t never even really about being a man or none of that. We was too young for that. We were just in there being warriors, little fighters, little killers, little go-getters— that’s what they used to call us,” he added.
So it will be no brainer to see why they are so tough and strong.
At a young age, just fighting to win without even thinking about tactics made them stronger in mind.
And decades after, they are now conquering the 154-pound division.
But they also faced obstacles in the start of their career but patiently and passionately overturned the tables to be where they are right now.
The ring they want to be fighting.

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