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Who won Charlo vs Trout?
Jermell Charlo beat Austin Trout by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 9th June 2018 at Staples Center in LA.
The scorecards were announced as 118-108, 115-111, 113-113 in favor of winner Jermell Charlo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBC super welterweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Leo Santa Cruz's and Abner Mares' clash for the WBA Super World Featherweight championship.
Charlo vs Trout stats
Back in June 2018, Jermell Charlo stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 30 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Austin Trout made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Trout had a slight advantage in power over Charlo, with a 55% knock out percentage over Charlo's 50%.
Jermell Charlo was the younger man by 5 years, at 28 years old.
Charlo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Trout. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Jermell Charlo fought out of the orthodox stance, while Austin Trout was a southpaw.
Charlo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 2 year and 2 months later than Trout, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 33 less professional rounds, 268 to Trout's 301.
Austin Trout was ranked number 8 by the WBC and 13 by the IBF in the 154lb division.
Charlo vs Trout form
Charlo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Erickson Lubin on 14th October 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Super Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Charles Hatley on 22nd April 2017 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Super Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat John Jackson on 21st May 2016 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Welterweight championship fight at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Joachim Alcine on 31st October 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at NRG Arena, Houston.
He had beat Vanes Martirosyan on 28th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Austin Trout had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jarrett Hurd on 14th October 2017 by unanimous decision in the 10th round in their IBF World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jermall Charlo on 21st May 2016 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Middleweight championship fight at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Joey Hernandez on 8th September 2015 by knockout in the 6th round at Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood.
Before that, he had won against Luis Galarza on 9th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at State Farm Arena, Hidalgo.
He had defeated Luis Grajeda on 11th December 2014 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jermell Charlo had been fighting more than Austin Trout.
Going to this contest, Jermell Charlo had last fought 7 months and 26 days ago, while Austin Trout's last outing had been 7 months and 26 days ago.
Charlo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
Trout's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Charlo vs Trout start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Staples Center, LA, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Charlo vs Trout?
Charlo vs Trout was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Charlo vs Trout?
Jermell Charlo was a 1/10 (-1000) favourite going into the contest, while Austin Trout made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.