Boxer Jermall Charlo arrested in Texas on felony assault charge

Middleweight champion boxer Jermall Charlo was arrested Friday in Texas on a felony charge of assaulting a family/household member after having a previous conviction, according to Fort Bend Jail records.

Charlo, 31, was still in custody on Friday night, a jail official told ESPN. According to records, he was arrested at 1:29 p.m. after a warrant was issued by Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office in Richmond, Texas. He was being held on $10,000 bail.

A Fort Bend County public information officer didn't respond to a voicemail seeking comment. A spokesperson for PBC, which promotes Charlo, declined to comment.

Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) is ESPN's No. 1-ranked 160-pound boxer. He has made four defenses of the WBC middleweight title and also won a title at 154 pounds.

Canelo Alvarez, ESPN's No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter and boxing's top star, was offered a May 7 fight with Charlo for the undisputed 168-pound championship, but sources told ESPN this week that Alvarez is closing in on a deal to instead fight Dmitry Bivol.

Charlo, whose twin brother, Jermell, is a 154-pound champion, fights out of Richmond, Texas. Jermall Charlo was arrested in August and charged with robbery following an alleged incident at a San Antonio bar. Those three robbery charges were dismissed earlier this month.