Canelo Álvarez has announced that in his next fight, he will face Charlo, but he surprised everyone by revealing that it will not be with Jermalll, but with Jermell, in a fight between two undisputed champions.
On his social networks, Canelo confirmed the fight which will take place on September 30 in Las Vegas.
“Undisputed vs Undisputed”, posted the Mexican champion, accompanied by the date and venue, and an image of both boxers.
UNDISPUTED vs UNDISPUTED
🗓️ Sept. 30
📍Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/pAlSN5VszU
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) June 30, 2023
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Canelo is the current undisputed super middleweight world champion. Jermell, for his part, is the undisputed champion in the super welterweight division.
There is no information yet on the weight at which the fight will be. However, the first unofficial reports indicate that Jermell would move up from 154 to 168 pounds.
However, another element that adds to the confusion is the poster that was published to announce the fight, since by indicating that it would be the undisputed champion against the undisputed champion, it suggests that the undisputed titles of both divisions would be at stake. But, for the two undisputed titles to be at stake in the fight, the fight has to be at a maximum of 154 pounds.
The last time Canelo fought at super welterweight was in September 2016, when he beat Liam Smith in Arlington for the WBO 154-pound title.
The announcement caused confusion on social networks about which of the two brothers is Canelo’s next rival. All the recent reports, even from sources very close to the Canelo, revealed that he was the WBC middleweight champion Jermall fighting at 168 pounds.
The poster with which Canelo revealed the bout, only shows the surname Charlo, without putting his name. But it also includes the caption “UNDISPUTED vs. UNDISPUTED”, and the photo of the other twin brother, Jermell, with his four belts.
Jermell Charlo himself seemed to confirm that it is him, by posting the poster on his Instagram account, while Jermall simply remained silent.
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The other important fact in the announcement is that the fight will take place on September 30th and not on the 16th- which is the anniversary of the start of the Mexican War of Independence.
Some recent reports suggested that there was a conflict regarding determining the venue since the venues that could host the fight was already reserved for other events. The parties even explored making the fight in Texas and even doing it on a Friday or Sunday.
However, they decided to move it to September 30th to keep it on Saturday and keep it in Las Vegas, although the exact venue has not been revealed yet.