Canelo Could Fight Jermall Charlo, De La Hoya Warns Alvarez Over Jermell Charlo

Jermall Charlo will get a chance to fight Canelo Alvarez

That is according to Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza. Canelo is set to face Jermell Charlo, the 154-pound undisputed champion, on September 30th, 2023.

This was part of the Mexican’s three-fight deal with the PBC. While that may be the case, Alvarez was initially linked with fighting Jermall.

The current WBC champion at middleweight, though, would not have been ready in time due to the fact that he has been out of the ring for two years since his win over Juan Macias Montiel.

Not only that, but during this time Jermall has had personal/mental health issues which have kept him away from the sport. But once Jermell faces Alvarez, Espinoza suggested that Jermall could be another opponent. 

“It was Jermall wanting the fight [with Canelo Alvarez], but also realizing he’s got some things that he’s got to deal with over the next few months.

“So Jermell has been talking just as much as Jermall about wanting the fight [with Canelo]. So it was an easy switch to make, and I think at some point in the future, Jermall Charlo gets the shot too.

“The important thing is to get everything straight with his family and personal life. As soon as he’s ready, we’ll get him back in the ring,” Espinoza 

Nevertheless, that is likely to depend on the result of Canelo’s next fight. If Jermell comes out victorious, there is likely going to be a rematch.

And in any event, bouts with David Benavidez or Errol Spence Jr. may take precedence. 

De La Hoya On Charlo

But before that can happen, Canelo must not overlook Jermell Charlo. Oscar De La Hoya warned Canelo regarding the threat posed by Jermell. 

While many believe that Canelo’s strength will prove too much for Charlo, who is moving up two weight classes for this fight, there is recognition of the speed that Charlo brings to the table.

This speed could potentially create difficulties for Canelo, despite his reputation as a dominant force in the ring.

“Undisputed vs. undisputed, it’s great for boxing. People are surprised that he chose the smaller Charlo, but I think the smaller Charlo could be even more dangerous for Canelo because the smaller Charlo has speed and fights harder, and he’s in your face,” De La Hoya said

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