Canelo Proves Nothing By Beating Charlo – Says De La Hoya

Canelo Alvarez will not prove anything by beating Jermell Charlo

That is according to Oscar De La Hoya. The two fighters face each other on September 30th, 2023, in a battle of two undisputed boxers.

Charlo will move up two-weight divisions from junior middleweight to take the Mexican on for his undisputed super-middleweight titles.

Despite Charlo being the taller man, the overwhelming consensus is that the weight difference will prove too much, with Canelo coming out victorious. 

With that being said, De La Hoya played down the impact of a victory for Canelo.

“It’s going to be a tough task. I mean two weight divisions is historical, if he wins, and two weight divisions, he if he loses, he has the perfect excuse.

“‘Hey, I moved up two weight divisions.’ So, it’s a win-win for Charlo, I believe. But I don’t think Canelo wins anything by beating a Charlo.”

“It doesn’t make him look bad. … I just think that it’s not a win-win for Canelo, that’s it,” De La Hoya

Ultimately, a fight with David Benavidez or a rematch with Dmitry Bivol would have resonated more with the boxing public.

However, given that Canelo is a four-division champion, the Mexican has very little left to prove in the sport. And there is no getting away from that. 

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