Canelo vs Charlo Undercard Final Press Conference

The fighters on the Canelo Alvarez and Jermell Charlo undercard held their final presser ahead of their bouts on September 30th, 2023. 

The headline event will see Canelo defend his undisputed titles at 168 for the third time, while Charlo aims to become undisputed in a second weight class as he jumps up from 154 pounds. As for the rest of the card, the fighters set to box are as follows. Jesus Ramos Jr. and Erickson Lubin will face off in the co-main event in a super welterweight clash. Meanwhile, Yordenis Ugas and Mario Barrios will also square off for the WBC interim welterweight title. A victory will put one of the former world champions in a position to fight Terence Crawford for all of the belts. Elsewhere, Elijah Garcia and Armando Resendiz face each other in a middleweight clash. With that being said, here were the key moments from the presser. 

Key Highlights

“I’m just happy to be here [and] to be a part of this. I got a tough opponent,” Ramos

“It’s very important that I dominate, as Lubin is a very tough opponent,” Ramos

“I’m just happy to be back. Activity brings the best out of me. I’m young and I’m hungry,” Lubin

“This is personal for myself, as I see how people are underestimating me…It’s all fuel for the fire,” Lubin

“I’m a world champion, yes, I am also a man of the people,” Ugas

“[I am] someone that represents the Cuban community, and that’s really important to me…I carry their [Cuban political prisoners’] message…I represent their message,” Ugas

“I’m really excited to be here once again [after the Spence fight]… and I’m fighting a former world champion,” Ugas

“The winner gets to be in a great position to contend for the world titles, and it’s not going to be an easy task. I’ve had a great camp,” Barrios

“I’m just ready, just very excited to be a part of this card. All the fights from start to finish,” Barrios

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“Elija Garcia is a tough fighter, but I am all about challenges….I am looking forward to putting on a show for all of you,” Resindez

“It’s gonne be a clash of the titans…Nothing is written beforehand. It’s all going to be decided within the fight,” Resindez

“I just gotta be able to take control of the fight and control the pace,” Garcia

“I’m here to prove that I am not a slow starter…I’m here to prove to the world that I am a new-class fighter,” Garcia

“[I want to be world champion by 21], of course…When the time comes, I’ll be experienced enough to fight for that world title,” Garcia

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Where And When

The card starts at 8pm ET. The ring walks for the main event should take place approximately at 11pm ET.

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