Jermell Charlo scores knockout win, rematch in fall with Harrison
Former light middleweight champion Jermell Charlo (32-1, 16 KOs) knocked out Jorge Couto (28-4, 25 KOs) in the third round in the main event of the evening in Las Vegas. The bout ended after two accurate right hands of the American.
Thus, Charlo successfully returned to the ring after the December defeat to Tony Harrison. In that battle, 29-year-old American lost his WBC title.
The rematch between Charlo and Harrison was about to be held in autumn. Their second meeting was scheduled for yesterday, but a few weeks before the date the reigning champion was injured and was forced to give up the fight.