Reigning super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez is never one to back down from a challenge. And he knows that is just what he will get in September against Jermell Charlo.
Canelo Alvarez Ready To Defend Title Once More
Canelo Alvarez, the reigning super middleweight boxing champion, is preparing for what is sure to be another tough test.
Alvarez will defend his titles against Jermell Charlo on Showtime PPV on September 30. The event takes place from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Charlo is no stranger to being a champion, as he is the undisputed junior middleweight titleholder.
“Thank you to Jermell for taking this fight. I’m very happy to be in this position and to be in big fights,” Alvarez said. “Jermell is a great fighter who takes on big challenges just like I do. I always take risks.
“Jermell is a great fighter and this is a fight that’s been out there as a possibility for a long time. Now is the correct time for this fight. I’m gonna put everything into the ring. My experience, my power and my skills. It’s going to take everything to win this fight. It’s going to be a great night for the fans.”
Canelo Alvarez Doesn’t Feel He Has Lost Anything
Alvarez has won each of his last two fights, defending his titles during both bouts. He is now 59-2-2 with 39 wins by knockout, with the most recent coming in 2021 vs. Caleb Plant.
“It’s good that people are saying I’ve lost a step. It’s fine,” Alvarez said. “I know why I didn’t look as good in my last two fights. I know why and I’m different now. I’m preparing now for a different type of fighter.
“I’m 100 percent focused on this fight. Then we’ll see what happens after. Everyone wants drama and for us to fight on this stage, but when two fighters are 100% focused like we are right now, it’s gonna make it a great fight in the ring.”
Along with his own Canelo Promotions, Premier Boxing Champions will also be presenting the event.