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REVEALED: Boxer Jermell Charlo was arrested in Texas last week for 'assaulting a family member' but has since been released from jail as questions mount for former Canelo foe

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  • Jermell Charlo has reportedly been arrested in Texas for assaulting a relative
  • Details of the arrest remain unclear, and his lawyer declined to comment  
  • DailyMail.com provides all the latest international sports news

Boxer Jermell Charlo was arrested in Texas on December 16 for allegedly assaulting a family member, resulting in bodily harm, police have revealed to DailyMail.com.

The details of Jermell’s arrest remain unclear, including the identity of the alleged victim, but DailyMail.com has requested a police report from Fort Bend, Texas police. 

Attorney Kent A. Schaffer, who previously represented Charlo in another case in Fort Bend, and spokespeople for the fighter’s promoter, PBC, both declined to comment on the matter to DailyMail.com. 

Charlo, a former WBC light middleweight champion, is coming off his second career defeat – a unanimous decision loss to undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.

The 33-year-old’s twin brother, fellow boxer Jermall Charlo, was arrested in the same county last year on a similar charge of assaulting a family or household member. Jermall had also been previously accused of felony robbery but had been cleared of those charges.

Jermell Charlo was reportedly arrested in Texas for assaulting a family member last week

Jermell Charlo was reportedly arrested in Texas for assaulting a family member last week

Jermell Charlo is coming off his second career defeat – a unanimous decision loss to Canelo

Jermell Charlo is coming off his second career defeat – a unanimous decision loss to Canelo

Jermell and Jermall Charlo appear at an event in Brooklyn in 2018 while promoting a bout

Jermell and Jermall Charlo appear at an event in Brooklyn in 2018 while promoting a bout 

The arrest comes at a curious time for the Charlo twins, who have become increasingly estranged from one another in recent months.

In September, prior to Jermell’s bout with Canelo, he admitted that he and Jermall were ‘not seeing eye to eye at the moment.’

‘It has a lot to do with what he wants in his life and what I want in mine,’ Jermell told reporters. ‘It’s two completely different things.’

Jermall Charlo returned to the ring in November to fight José Benavídez Jr. after a two-year absence, defeating the middleweight by unanimous decision. 

However, noticeably absent from the crowd was Jermell, who was similarly without his twin brother’s support when he fought Canelo a month earlier. 

‘Jermell is Jermell, he has his own way of thinking, even though we’re twin brothers,’ Jermall told reporters in November. ‘He’s his own person, I’m my own person. We have two different ways of thinking. He never really did any real harm besides not be there for me. And that’s just kind of one of those things that you gotta bear with, fight through. My patience got better, so maybe he didn’t notice it, and I did a lot of change.

‘We’re good. We talk, I could call him 1703110512. Normally I wouldn’t even be able to call him, he wouldn’t answer, or we wouldn’t talk.’