Canelo Alvarez has made a significant change to his upcoming fight, opting to face Jermell Charlo rather than Jermall Charlo. The highly anticipated showdown is scheduled for September 30 in Las Vegas.
Alvarez took to his social media accounts to announce the revised matchup. The 32-year-old boxing sensation, who holds multiple championship belts, was initially expected to square off against Jermall Charlo. However, he made a strategic decision to go up against Jermell Charlo, the undisputed super welterweight champion.
As reported by ESPN.com Deportes, Jermell Charlo agreed to the fight after his twin brother expressed the need for more time to prepare. Jermall Charlo, the current WBC middleweight champion, recently defended his title against Juan Macias Montiel in 2021.
Jermell Charlo, who successfully defended his super welterweight titles in a rematch against Brian Castano in May 2022, will move up in weight by 14 pounds to challenge Alvarez. Alvarez, a renowned pound-for-pound star, holds the super middleweight championship at 168 pounds.
In his most recent bout, Alvarez outpointed John Ryder in May to defend his titles. This victory followed a previous loss to Dmitry Bivol in the light heavyweight division.
The venue for this highly anticipated event is yet to be announced.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about boxing showdown
Who will Canelo Alvarez be facing in the September 30 showdown?
Canelo Alvarez will now be facing Jermell Charlo in the September 30 showdown in Las Vegas.
Why did Canelo Alvarez switch opponents?
Canelo Alvarez made the decision to switch opponents from Jermall Charlo to Jermell Charlo for strategic reasons.
What weight class will Jermell Charlo be fighting in?
Jermell Charlo, the undisputed super welterweight champion, will be moving up 14 pounds to challenge Alvarez in the super middleweight division.
When was Canelo Alvarez’s last fight?
Canelo Alvarez’s most recent fight was in May, where he defended his titles against John Ryder.
Has the venue for the event been announced?
No, the venue for the September 30 showdown has not been announced yet.