A battle of undisputed champions is set for Sept. 30 when Saul “Canelo” Alvarez puts his four super middleweight championships on the line against undisputed junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo. The fight is Alvarez’s third defense of his undisputed status and Charlo’s first trip up to the 168-pound division.
Charlo earned undisputed status at 154 pounds in his last outing when he scored a TKO of Brian Castano in May 2022. The bout was a rematch from their 2021 encounter that ended in a disputed draw that many believe Castano had done enough to win. Charlo is unbeaten in his last five fights since losing a decision to Tony Harrison in 2019.
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“When I got the call for this fight, there was nothing I could say other than ‘let’s go.’ My whole career has kind of been all about chasing Canelo,” Charlo said. “He’s been the top guy for a long time. The fight has presented itself now and I just have to get in there, do my job and be the best that I can be.
“After September 30, people are gonna appreciate my skills and what I’ve been doing for so long, ever since I was a kid. With every fight, I come to put on a show, and I’m dangerous the whole fight. I want to be known as great.”
The card is coming together with the pay-per-view undercard set and featuring some familiar names and rising stars. That undercard includes former welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas taking on former title contender Mario Barrios.
The winner of Ugas vs. Barrios will be the WBC’s No. 1 contender at welterweight, positioning them as a mandatory challenger for undisputed 147-pound champion Terence Crawford or for a vacant title shot should Crawford move up to 154 going forward.
The action goes down from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will air live on Showtime pay-per-view.
Alvarez vs. Charlo fight card, odds
|Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (c) -420||Jermell Charlo +330||Undisputed super middleweight title|
|Yordenis Ugas||Mario Barrios||Welterweight|
|Jesus Ramos||Erickson Lubin||Junior middleweight|
|Elijah Garcia||Armando Resendiz||Middleweight|
Alvarez vs. Charlo viewing info
- Date: Sept. 30 | Start time: 8 p.m. ET
- Location: T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas
- How to watch: Showtime PPV ($84.99)