Canelo Alvarez will defend his super-middleweight world titles against Jermell Charlo in September.
Boxing’s biggest superstar returns to the ring with his belts on the line after retaining them against Britain’s John Ryder earlier this year.
Canelo has reportedly signed a three-fight deal with Al Haymon’s PBC worth over $100million that will see him box under the guidance of the influential American advisor for the next 18 months.
The Mexican was tipped to take on Jermall Charlo but instead is fighting his twin brother Jermell who is the undisputed super-welterweight champion.
‘Iron Man’, who is jumping up two weight divisions for this bout, defended his titles last year by beating Brian Carlos Castano and he has only ever lost once throughout his career.
Canelo vs Charlo: Date and how to follow
This super-middleweight title fight is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 30.
It is being held at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA.
The main ringwalks are expected at 4am UK time on Sunday, October 1, which is 8pm local time.
It is being streamed by Showtime PPV in the US for $74.95.
But no UK broadcaster is yet to pick this event for streaming.
Canelo vs Charlo: Undercard
More to follow
- MAIN EVENT: Canelo Alvarez vs Jermell Charlo – WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO middleweight titles
- Jesus Ramos Jr. vs Erickson Lubin
- Yordenis Ugas vs Mario Barrios
- Elijah Garcia vs Armando Reséndiz
Canelo vs Charlo: What has been said?
Canelo: “I’m very happy to be involved in big fights like this. I hope that everybody enjoys this fight because it’s going to be a great night for the fans and for everybody who has wanted to see this fight for a long time.
“We’ll see if it’s true that I’ve lost a step. I understand what the people said, and I agree. I didn’t look my best in my last two fights, but I know why, and I’m ready for this fight. We’re going to see something different.
“I always say that outside of the ring, I look like I’m an easy opponent. But when fighters step in the ring with me, it’s completely different. It’s not the same watching me from outside the ring as it is actually being inside the ring with me. I’m a different guy.
“I think both Jermell and Jermall Charlo are great fighters. No disrespect to Jermall. But I think Jermell has had better opposition in his fights. I think he is the better fighter. That’s just what I think.
“I’m going to bring my best like always. I’ll bring my skills and my experience into the ring. I’m just going to do my best and that’s it.”
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