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Who will be in Jermell Charlo’s corner in his fight against Canelo Alvarez?

his match against Canelo Alvarez, Jermell Charlo is ready to face the challenge of not having his usual support system in his corner.

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Saúl 'Canelo' Álvarez y Jermell Charlo, durante una rueda de prensa de la promoción de su combate del próximo 30 de septiembre en el T-Mobile Arena de Las  Vegas.
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As Jermell Charlo prepares for his bout against Canelo Alvarez, he faces the challenge of entering the ring without his usual support system in his corner. Unlike his past demeanor, Charlo appears remarkably composed and calm leading up to the most significant fight of his career. This new version of Charlo seems to stem from the absence of his identical brother, Jermall Charlo, who has played a pivotal role in his corner. Regrettably, their brotherly bond has undergone severe strain, with the two siblings not having spoken for several months.

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This raises the question: How has Jermell’s brother’s absence affected the boxer?

Will Charlo’s brother be in his corner?

The rift between the Charlo brothers shows no signs of healing, and it appears that Jermall Charlo will not be present in “Iron Man’s” corner for the fight against Alvarez.

Speaking about the situation, Charlo commented that he prefers not to dwell on it too much, as he still holds love for his brother. He acknowledged that they currently have differing aspirations and do not “see eye-to-eye.” He expressed an understanding that growing up and growing apart is a natural part of life.

“The right people in your corner”

In discussing the challenges of moving up in weight classes for a fight, Charlo emphasized the importance of having the right people in one’s corner. Surprisingly, he mentioned that he does not employ a nutritionist, stating, “I’m from the South; we cook our own food.”

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It is unclear, however, who will be Charlo’s corner.

Despite the absence of his brother, “Iron Man” seems determined to give Canelo the fight of his life. It will be intriguing to observe how this absence affects the reigning champion during such a momentous event.