Canelo & Charlo’s NYC Kick-Off Press Conference

Canelo Alvarez and Jermell Charlo had their first pre-fight presser at the Palladium Times Square, New York City, ahead of their bout on September 30th, 2023.

The presser will be the first of two as both boxers prepare themselves for a mega fight.

Canelo will defend his undisputed super-middleweight titles for the third time as part of his three-fight PBC deal. 

Meanwhile, Charlo jumps up two weight classes from junior middleweight in an attempt to shock the world and become undisputed in a second weight class. 

And with both fighters sizing each other up for the first time, it is fair to say that they were ready for their upcoming fight. 

Key Quotes


“I got no disrespect for the man, he’s a legend…You gotta give props. I mean it is just the challenge,” Charlo

“They [all the best fighters] deserve to be at the top, me too,” Canelo

“They [Boxing News] don’t like me…Be proud of what is going on. Be happy for the fighter, but I don’t care about them.

“I don’t [have] excuses [about a 16-month lay-off]. Whatever happens, happens,” Charlo

“I think it’s good people are talking about [my last two fights not being good]. It’s fine…I know why but I’m ready. I’m different now,” Canelo

“I’m focused 100 percent on this fight….I know everyone wants drama and everything. But when two fighters are 100 percent focused like were are, I think it is going to be a great fight,” Canelo

“He [Charlo] is a great fighter. He’s one of the great fighters out there…It’s the correct time to do this fight,” Canelo

“I just really wanna you know, quiet my haters, quiet my doubters. And turn non-believers into believers,” Charlo


“It’s time now you know what I mean. A lot of guys are worried about…moving up in weight.

“When you wanna win something this big, you gotta risk it all,” Charlo

Full Presser

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