In a homecoming fight for Jermall Charlo, the WBC Middleweight Champion successfully defended his gold in a 12 round battle with Brandon Adams. Winning on all three scorecards quite decisively (119-109, 120-108 & 120-108), Charlo picked up his 28th career victory in the NRG Arena in his hometown of Houston, Texas, USA.

While the scorecards were one-sided in favour of Charlo, it wasn’t an easy fight for him. Adams was frequently hard to hit and displayed a good chin, never getting knocked down during the 36 minutes of competition. Also, Charlo admitted afterwards that he hurt one of his hands “in like the second round.”

The victory was the first defence of the WBC Middleweight Championship for Charlo, defending the interim belt once beforehand. Canelo Alvarez is the most prominent Middleweight champion, holding the WBA Super, IBF and The Ring Championships. Demetrius Andrade and Robert Brant also hold belts in the division.

In the co-main event slot, Erickson Lubin picked up a fourth-round stoppage victory over Zakaria Attou. Attou’s corner threw in the towel after he endured a knockdown.

Jermall’s twin brother Jermell Charlo fought last week in Nevada, defeating Jorge Cota in three rounds. The victory was a bounce back from his first pro loss, losing to Tony Harrison via decision on a card he shared with his brother.