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Canelo vs Charlo - Fight Preview and Breakdown

In the heart of Las Vegas, under the bright lights of the boxing capital of the world, two undisputed champions are set to collide at the T-mobile arena on September 30th. As Canelo Alvarez faces off against Jermell Charlo for the undisputed super middleweight titles. It’s a fight that promises to be a defining moment in the careers of these two incredible fighters.

Tale of the Tape

Canelo out to prove a point

With Canelo (59-2-2, 39 KOs) signing his 100 million 3 fight deal with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), the face of boxing has a lot of pressure on his shoulders to perform.

It’s reasonable to note that Canelo Alvarez’s performances have shown a slight dip in quality, especially following his bout with Bivol at 175 lbs. After undergoing surgery on his left wrist, which had reportedly been causing him problems, he made his comeback against John Ryder in May, with the fight taking place in his home country of Mexico.

In that contest, Canelo displayed a respectable performance. While there were some criticisms, including concerns about his at times static footwork, limited head movement, and moments where his intensity seemed lacking, it was a solid overall showing for the Mexican fighter.

However, this deal with PBC, should hopefully rejuvenate Alvarez as he potentially enters the last stage of his career.

He will be wanting to prove a point with this fight that he is still as good as ever. Especially as the Charlo brothers have been playing down the skills and ability over the years.

Charlo’s Big Chance

Jermell Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs), the undisputed champion at 154 pounds, is stepping up in weight to take on this monumental challenge. His versatility, counter-punching skills, and ability to adapt make him a unique threat for any fighter – even Alvarez.

Originally, it was reported that Jermell’s twin brother, Jermall, was in line for a showdown with the Mexican sensation. However, a swift twist of fate shifted the spotlight to the undisputed 154-pound champion, Jermell Charlo. Personally, I believe this match-up holds even more intrigue and potential, especially considering his brother’s recent inactivity.

Jermell enters this bout with a certain level of confidence, having previously faced a formidable pressure fighter in Brian Castaño, who shares similarities with Canelo’s style. Their initial bout ended in a draw, but Jermell emerged victorious in their second meeting with a knockout, securing his status as the undisputed champion in the process.

Yet, moving up two weight divisions to face a fighter of Canelo’s caliber is an audacious leap. How Jermell adapts to this new weight class will undoubtedly be a pivotal factor in this high-stakes showdown.

Strategies to Watch:

Canelo’s calculated strategy focuses on tireless pressure and bodywork to exploit Charlo’s stamina. The goal is to take the fight into the later rounds where Canelo’s experience can give him a significant edge. If Charlo can’t weather the storm, Canelo’s late-round flurries and power punching could be the difference-maker.

Charlo, on the other hand, aims to establish range with his jab and could capitalize on Canelo’s aggressive style with well-timed counters. His adaptability and versatility will be his strengths, and he’ll need to be prepared to adjust on the fly to handle Canelo’s tactics.

Canelo vs Charlo Tactical Overview

You can watch my tactical overview feature for Canelo vs Charlo below to see my thoughts and breakdown of the tactics both men might employ.

How can I watch Canelo vs Charlo?

In the US, it will be available on pay-per-view on Showtime at a price of $84.99. A UK broadcaster is still to be confirmed.

For further information, click on the provided links below

Betting Odds for Canelo vs Charlo

Canelo Alvarez is currently a huge favorite at 1/4 (-400) to win the fight. While if you fancy a huge upset you can get 3/1 (+300) on Jermell Charlo.

Estimated Ring Walk Times –Canelo vs Charlo

The fight will take place at the T-mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. With the main event ring walks as follows – subject to change*

  • The UK and Europe*: 4 am – 5 am
  • North America PST: 10 pm -11 pm
  • North America EST: 1 am – 2am
  • Australia AEST: 5pm

Canelo vs Charlo – Event Undercard

Current undercard fights confirmed for the main event

  • Jesus Ramos Jr vs Erickson Lubin – super welterweight contest
  • Yordenis Ugas vs Mario Barrios – For WBC interim welterweight title
  • Elijah Garcia vs Jose Armando Resendiz – middleweight contest

Breakdown articles

You can check out some of our breakdown articles below on Canelo and Charlo below:

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