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Canelo reveals Charlo’s biggest strength

Fight night is fast approaching The Mexican will fight Jermell Charlo at the end of September in a match where Canelo’s four super middleweight belts will be on the line.

Update:
‘Canelo’ sorprende con su inglés fluido en la conferencia de Los Ángeles
SARAH STIERAFP

Canelo Álvarez is getting ready for one of the biggest fights of his career. The Mexican will be facing Jermell Charlo on September 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in a fight where the American will go up two weight divisions -from light middleweight to super middleweight- to try to become a two-time undisputed champion.

Canelo Álvarez vs Jermell Charlo: A bit of context

In what will be the first of a new three-fight deal that he signed with PBC, Canelo Alvarez, the undisputed super middleweight champion will take on Jermell Charlo, the current undisputed light middleweight world champion in a 168-pound winner-takes-all bout. There’s a lot at stake in this fight, but there are a few key things to consider. For starters, this will be the first time in Charlo’s career that he is fighting at 168 pounds. More importantly, however, is the fact that this is also the first time in two years that the American is going to fight, having cited mental health concerns as the reason for his lengthy layoff.

Charlo’s biggest menace for Canelo

Eddy Reynoso’s best boxer has been analyzing Charlo’s boxing game and alongside his team decided the American would be a good choice for his next fight. During a recent interview, Álvarez tried to break down what gameplan Charlo will get into the ring with, although he did state that he can adapt to any situation at any given moment.

His biggest weapon is everything, He can hit, he can take a punch, he can move too, and he’s tall; I think he has everything, but I’m used to fighting every style, and I’m ready!”, he said. Canelo, 33, was also asked about how long he plans to stay active and keep boxing. The Mexican, who recently admitted he is open to facing Jake Paul once he hangs up the gloves, stated that he won’t continue to fight for much longer.

“I think I at least have four more years in me, maybe five. I’ve been a professional boxer since I was 15 years of age. That is almost 18 years of fighting professionally. I always said I would retire when I was 36 or 37, around that age”, he added. If that proves to be the case for Álvarez, then it’s safe to say this could well be the biggest fight he has before he calls it quits. With his four belts on the line the stakes are extremely high in this one, but as we know Canelo has never backed down from a challenge, as seen in the way he dealt with his most recent opponents such as Caleb Plant, Gennady Golovkin, and John Ryder.