There seems to be an uptick in being denied while black incidents. The latest being boxer Jermell Charlo, TMZ has the details.
Boxing champ Jermell Charlo claims he and his crew were denied entry to a fancy NYC gym Thursday night because he’s black … and he captured the standoff with the front desk staffers on video.
Charlo and 5 people hit up Life Time Athletic gym in Manhattan to see his brother Jermall Charlo (who’s fighting at Barclays Center in Brooklyn this weekend).
Problem is … Charlo claims he was stopped at the front desk because staffers claimed he “smelled like weed.”
Charlo insists neither he nor anyone in his crew had smoked and the allegation was just a bogus excuse to keep a group of black guys out of the gym.
During the exchange, Charlo continued to challenge the front desk staff about why they’re turning him away — and at one point, a staffer tells the group she’s calling 911.
Why a gym would deny entry to a world champion boxer is beyond me, that isn’t good for business.
Charlo just having a rough time every time he comes to NYC. Last time he was robbed of $150k of jewels and cash. Flip the page for the video of the altercation and what happened when police came.