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Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo: Fight date, ring walk time, undercard and betting odds

Undisputed super-middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez will defend his belts against Jermell Charlo in Las Vegas on September 30th.

Pound-for-pound king Alvarez was rumoured to be in talks to meet Jermell's twin brother, Jermall, who competes at middleweight.

However, an official announcement was confirmed on July 1st with Alvarez and Charlo both posting on social media using the caption "UNDISPUTED vs UNDISPUTED".

Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo: Fight Preview
Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo: All You Need To Know
Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo: Fighter Profiles
Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo: Tale of the Tape
Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo: Fight Card

Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo: Fight Preview

WhatCanelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo
WhereT-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
WhenSunday, September 30th, 2023
How to watchShowtime PPV

Boxing is filled with examples of fighters moving up weight divisions to secure an everlasting legacy in the sport.

Bob Fitzsimmons, Roberto Duran, Manny Pacquiao, Roy Jones Jr and Sugar Ray Leonard are some examples that have helped maintain a path which many continue to follow to this day.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has moved through four weight classes over the years and had success from super-welterweight (154lbs) to light-heavyweight (175lbs). 

When Jermell Charlo steps into the ring to face him on September 30, he will jump from 154lbs to super-middleweight (168lbs) in his bid to become a two-weight undisputed champion. 

An intriguing night of boxing awaits under the lights in Las Vegas. 

Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo: All You Need To Know

When is Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo?

The undisputed super-middleweight title contest between Alvarez and Charlo will take place on Sunday, September 30th, 2023.

What time is Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo?

Official timings are yet to be confirmed, but it's expected that the card will begin at around 8 PM ET, with the ring walks for the main event expected to take place at around 11 PM ET.

Where is Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo?

Both fighters announced via their social media accounts that the fight will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at T-Mobile Arena.

The T-Mobile Arena has a rich history of hosting sporting events and has been the venue for some huge boxing and MMA cards.

Alvarez made his Las Vegas debut in 2010, when he beat Jose Cotto at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The Mexican has fought 16 times in Vegas and has featured at the T-Mobile Arena on seven occasions, with his most recent appearance at the venue coming in September 2022 when he beat Gennady Golovkin.

Charlo has fought in the state of Nevada on five occasions, but he is yet to appear at the T-Mobile Arena.

Can I watch Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo?

The fight will be carried as a pay-per-view on Showtime. 

Are there any belts on the line for Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo?

Yes. Alvarez is the undisputed super-middleweight champion and he will defend his belts in Las Vegas.

Alvarez made history when he became the first undisputed super-middleweight champion by beating Caleb Plant via knockout in 2021.

He unified all four belts in the division in less than 12 months.

The 32-year-old successfully defended those titles against Britain's John Ryder in Mexico on May 6, 2023.

Charlo holds the WBO, IBF, WBA and WBC light-middleweight belts, but they won't be on the line.

What is Canelo Alvarez's record?

Canelo has a phenomenal record and is the undisputed super-middleweight king. The Mexican has lost just two of his 63 professional contests.

One of those was against all-time great Floyd Mayweather and the other when moving up to light-heavyweight to take on Dmitry Bivol.

Canelo has beaten Billy Joe Saunders, Callum Smith, Sergey Kovalev, Amir Khan, Liam Smith, Plant, Cotto and Golovkin twice to name a few of the fighters on a stacked record and he may still have plenty left to offer.

The Guadalajara boxer has seen 39 of his 59 victories come by stoppage and he is a ferocious combination puncher.

What is Jermell Charlo's record?

Charlo has just one defeat on his 37-fight card and that was a shock loss to Tony Harrison back in 2018. Iron Man went off to get his revenge on Harrison.

The 33-year-old also has a draw against Brian Castano on his record, but he beat the Argentinean in a rematch in May 2022.

The Texas puncher has good wins over Vanes Martirosyan and Jeison Rosario and carries respectable power in this division.

Charlo has 19 victories by knockout and 16 by decision, with eight of his last nine wins coming inside the distance.

Canelo Alvarez Profile:

With 63 fights and 18 years as a professional on the clock, Canelo Alvarez is finally showing a few signs of decline.

Regardless of the outcome on September 30th, his place in boxing’s history books is secure and will always be looked back on in decades to come.

His last performance against John Ryder ended in victory as everyone predicted, but his inability to win before the final bell was a combination of the Brit’s fortitude and a drop in the Mexican’s power. 

Ryder was down in round five but recovered and frustrated Canelo for portions of the remaining seven rounds. Eventually someone better than Ryder is going to come along and fully uncover what Canelo really has left. 

Charlo presents a forceful and aggressive threat who has a reach advantage which could dictate the early rounds of the fight, but Canelo is nothing if not persistent and will always chop away at his opponent.

As Brian Castano proved last summer, however, ‘Mell Charlo is not a difficult target to find. 

This particular fight will eventually move into the trenches of the squared circle where uppercuts, body shots, machismo, pride and pain will all be on display. Only then will we discover what separates Canelo and Charlo on the night.

Pressure fighterLapses in concentration
ReflexesNeglects jab
Body punchingHigh mileage
World class chinFrustration

By Shaun Brown

Jermell Charlo Profile:

Jermell Charlo has decided to step in for his twin brother (WBC middleweight champ) Jermall, who was the original opponent for Canelo. With ‘Mall having been out the ring for so long and battling mental health issues it was the right call regardless of weight divisions.

The smaller Charlo will walk into every press conference, every second of fight week and then fight night displaying a self-belief that he owns Canelo. It’s not just bravado, it’s how the Charlo twins operate. They are men who harbor dreams of taking over the sport and becoming the main men.

Beating Canelo will help the cause. The question arises as to whether or not can Jermell withstand all the pressures that are part of this fight package. 

Somewhere along the line he may break. If he is to have any chance of beating Canelo, he needs to remain ice-cool until they are in the ring. A waste of energy is a waste of time.

Charlo is already big for his current fighting weight and could made 160lbs comfortably. Canelo isn’t the biggest super-middleweight either so maybe the jump to 168 won’t be as big as we might think. 

Charlo will have to do everything that Canelo does in this fight but better and more of it. 

Can he maintain that for 12 rounds while being hit ruthlessly to body and head? Will his absence from the ring (since May 2022) and the recovery of a broken hand come into it? There are many more questions and right now only he has the answers.

Big puncherDrops his left hand
ReachMoving up two weight classes
JabSpends too long on the inside

By Shaun Brown

Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo: Tale of the Tape

 Canelo AlvarezJermell Charlo
Reach:70 ½ ins73 ins
Trainer:Eddy ReynosoDerrick James
Record:59-2-2 (39 KOs)35-1-1 (19 KOs)
Titles:Current Undisputed Super-middleweight championCurrent Undisputed Super-welterweight champion
Last Fight:W - UD v John Ryder (May 2023)W - KO (E10) v Brian Castano (May 2022)

Who is on the undercard for Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo?

Jesus Ramos Jr. v Erickson LubinWelterweight
Yordenis Ugas v Mario BarriosJunior middleweight
Elijah Garcia v Armando ResendizMiddleweight

The undercard has yet to be confirmed.

Odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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