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Women steal boxer’s bag containing $155,000 in cash at Jay Z’s club

A pro boxer lost a bag filled with $155,000 in cash and jewelry after agreeing to fight a man he got into a row with at a club owned by Jay-Z. 

Jermall Charlo, 27, was out partying with his assistant and a group of women when he got into what is described as a ‘physical altercation’ with someone at 3am on Sunday at the 40/40 club in Manhattan. 

The pair squared off, but not before the former IBF light middleweight champion handed his assistant the bag which contained $40,000 in bills and £115,000 worth of jewelry.

As fists flew, the assistant offloaded the bag to one of the women, who scarpered along with her friends.

Jay-Z's 40/40 club in Manhattan

Jermall Charlo, 27, from Richmond, Texas, had his bag stolen from Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in Manhattan

Jermall Charlo throws a left at Austin Trout at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, back in May 2016

Jermall Charlo throws a left at Austin Trout at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, back in May 2016

Police are appealing for information about five women, one of which is understood to be a nurse from Boston, Massachusetts, according toNBC.

It is not clear why the fighter was carrying such a huge amount of cash, though the altercation happened hours after he appeared at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for a bout. 

His fight got cancelled due an opponent’s injured rib, therefore he could have received a cash payout as part of his contract.  

It’s not thought the brawl and the theft are related, but rather the women took advantage of the fact Charlo was distracted to make of with their loot. 

The boxer, who holds an impressive 26-0 record in the ring, didn’t realize his bag was gone until he sat back down after the brawl in the early hours, the New York Post reported. 

All five women said to be involved were captured on CCTV leaving the club. 

One of the women, thought to be the nurse, was seen getting into a car with Massachusetts plates, it has been claimed.  

Although there is a dispute over the exact version of events, Charlo is still out of pocket to the tune of around $155,000 and police are investigating. 

Charlo, from Richmond, Texas, has an identical twin brother called Jermell. 

Jermell has held the WBC light middleweight title since 2016.