Charlo Was Always Confident Of Facing Canelo Alvarez

November 15, 2023
5 months

Jermell Charlo was always confident of facing Canelo Alvarez, as the duo square off on September 30th, 2023. 

The news may have come as a shock to some since Canelo had been linked to Charlo’s brother, Jermall Charlo initially.

However, it turned out that Jermall would not be ready due to a combination of personal problems and inactivity. Nevertheless, for Jermell, getting the fight was always a goal. 

He now has the chance to make history and become undisputed at a second weight class.

Charlo has already conquered the junior middleweight division, as he aims to do the same at super-middleweight.

If he were to do so, he would go down in history alongside Claressa Shields and Terence Crawford. That is why he has vowed to turn up prepared. 

“I wasn’t surprised [to get the call to fight Alvarez]. This is nothing new for me. This is something that I knew was going to manifest anyways. It’s happening. September 30, I’ll be prepared. 

“My brother is not capable of fighting right now. So he’s not available. When I got the call, aye, I’m down for whatever. I want all the smoke. I’m here for whatever, you know what I’m saying? It only takes a phone call for me to make it happen,” Charlo

Even if Charlo comes out victorious, he may have another foe on his hands. Crawford’s win over Errol Spence Jr. was clouded by the former getting into a heated exchange from the ring with Charlo.

After all, the latter had made it clear that he would be open to facing Crawford. But given that Crawford had just outclassed his stablemate in the form of Spence, Bud is no easy fight.

That is why Charlo’s prior comments about Crawford could come back to haunt him. 

“These kids, they just talking. He ain’t fought nobody for real, for real. He just got out a Top Rank contract ‘cause Bob ain’t want his ass no more so he just got rid of him .

“Why don’t you make the fight with the man right in front of you. Errol been calling you out. Get in the ring, man. We don’t know who these last guys were, you’re signing deals with BKL, BLK and he just doing business wrong. He’s sloppy with his business,” Charlo

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