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Canelo Alvarez Says Jermell Charlo Fight Will Show Why He’s The “King Of Boxing”

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Canelo Alvarez (59–2‑2, 39 KOs) wants to remain at the top of boxing, and believes that the upcoming Jermell Charlo fight will further solidify his position as the “King” of the sport.

I can’t wait for September 30: Canelo Alvarez

After becoming the undisputed super middleweight champion in 2021, Canelo has fought thrice, which include a loss to WBA Light Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol at 175, followed by two back to back unanimous decision wins over Gennadiy Golovkin and John Ryder. The two comeback victories weren’t all smooth sailing for Canelo, as the 33-year-old suffered an injury on his left wrist during the Golovkin trilogy and underwent surgery.

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The Mexican’s next challenge is against Jermell Charlo (35–1‑1, 19 KOs), the undisputed super welterweight champion who is set to move up two weight classes to challenge the undisputed champ at 168 this 30th September at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Speaking on the second episode of Showtime’s docuseries “All Access“, Canelo said that the fight against Charlo will show everyone why he’s the “King of boxing”.

“Boxing-wise, I wasn’t 100 percent. But critics are always looking for something, aren’t they? And obviously, I agree with them, that I haven’t looked the last few fights like I used to. And I don’t want to just give a rebuttal. I’d prefer to show them. And in this fight, you are going to see the difference,” said Canelo.“I can’t wait for September 30. This fight, you’ll see I’m the king of boxing.”
Back in 2021, Canelo became the “Fighter of the Year” aside from being the Pound for pound king, until it was the Light Heavyweight clash against Bivol which changed the situation.

In his preparation against Charlo, Canelo is currently training at a high altitude camp in Lake Tahor. While he acknowledges Charlo as a dangerous opponent, Canelo also stated that he’s at his 100%.

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“He’s a fighter that hits hard. He’s a good boxer that knows how to use distance. That’s what makes him dangerous,” Canelo went on. “This is one of the best camps I’ve ever had in every sense. How calm I am, how we’ve been training. I’ve been training at 100 percent. This helps me stay focused on the fight and will give me confidence when it’s time to fight.” [H/T Boxing Scene]

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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