Canelo Vs Charlo: Date, Start Time & Undercard Info
This September 30th, boxing legend Canelo Álvarez is set to defend his myriad of super middleweight titles. His challenger? None other than the power-punching Jermell Charlo. The Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena will be electric when these two step into the ring, and if you can’t make it in person, SHOWTIME PPV’s got you covered at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
At just 33, Canelo’s boxing achievements are jaw-dropping. Now, in what’s being hailed as an epochal moment in boxing, he’ll be defending his WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO super middleweight crowns against Charlo. Should Charlo emerge victorious, he’d be joining the ranks of legends like Sugar Ray Leonard and Roy Jones Jr., a testament to his daring leap across two weight classes.
Eager fans can snag their pre-sale tickets on August 10th from 10 a.m. PT at AXS.com, just use the code: PBC. General ticket sales kick off the following day.
Tom Brown of TGB Promotions can barely contain his enthusiasm, dubbing this a “dream matchup”. He praises both fighters’ relentless pursuit of greatness. Echoing this sentiment, Canelo’s Manager and Trainer, Eddy Reynoso, reveals their intense high-altitude training regime, gearing up for the challenge Charlo presents. Stephen Espinoza of SHOWTIME SPORTS® labels it a “mega-fight”, emphasizing the clash’s historic nature as it pits two undisputed champions against each other.
The pride of Guadalajara, Canelo, holds titles across four weight categories and is gunning for yet another historic win. His past opponents read like a who’s who of boxing legends, from Golovkin to Mayweather. He’s pumped for this showdown, commending Charlo’s impressive track record and eagerly anticipating their bout.
Jermell Charlo, the pride of Houston, has had his own meteoric rise. His most recent victory, a knockout against Brian Castaño, solidified his place among boxing’s elite. With the guidance of Derrick James, 2022’s “Trainer of the Year”, Charlo’s trajectory has been nothing short of stellar. He and his twin, Jermall, even made boxing history in 2016, simultaneously holding world championships in the same class.
Charlo’s excitement is palpable. He sees this as more than just a fight; it’s an opportunity to etch his name in history. He acknowledges Canelo’s prowess but assures fans that they’re in for a treat as he brings his ‘Lions Only’ ethos to the ring.
In the words of Charlo, “When the fight’s over, people are gonna have to recognize that I’m the best fighter in the sport.”