TWINS Jermell and Jermall Charlo both won world title fights last night.
Jermell, 30, spoke earlier this week about hoping to leave a Klitsckho-like legacy in the sport.
And he and his brother went a nice way toward doing so by clinching their belts on the same night in Connecticut.
Undefeated Jermall extended his record to 31-0 by outpointing Sergiy Derevyanchenko to retain his WBC middleweight belt.
The battered Ukrainian somehow launched a late flurry in the 12th round.
But the wily Jermall weathered the storm to secure a comfortable unanimous decision.
After the fight, he said: "I executed the game plan. It was the biggest test of my career and I passed the test.
"I knew he was going to be tough, and I knew he was going to come to fight.
"I wanted to knock him out and make a statement. But getting through it and getting the decision was a statement in itself."
Later on in the evening it was Jermell's turn, as he faced 20-2-1 Dominican Jeison Rosario.
His WBC light middleweight title was on the line as he took on the 25-year-old.
But he left the ring having stormed to an eighth-round stoppage, flooring his opponent with a vicious left jab.
And he collected Rosario's WBA (Super) and IBF light middleweight titles in the process.
He said: "I definitely proved that I'm more than just a puncher, but I'm also a puncher."
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