Canelo Vs. Charlo: Charlo Dismisses Any Concerns Over His Recent Hand Injury

Jermell Charlo has refused to offer any excuses should he come up short against Canelo Alvarez as the fighter will face the Mexican after 16 months out of the ring and following his recent hand injury.

Charlo will jump up two weight classes in order to try and make history by becoming undisputed in a second weight class. His task is already a giant one, given that Alvarez has only lost twice in his career. Not only that, but he is a four-division champion who has never been stopped.

The Mexican is also coming off the back end of a recent wrist injury and surgery, which he expressed had hindered his recent performances against Dmitry Bivol, GGG and John Ryder. And now that Alvarez has stated the he is 100 percent, Charlo must also be the same. However, unlike Canelo, Charlo has not had a fight since the injury to test his hand. And yet, he has already ruled out any reasons for a potential loss due to the injury.

“You know, I don’t speak on those things because, you know, I don’t wanna make an excuse for myself. I wanna get in there and be a dog. You know that I come to fight. I come to put the pressure [on]. I come to box. I mix it up. I fight through adversity. Whatever happens, has to happen.

“God got this written for me, so I’m not really too much gonna go into like, oh, let me – they said you need to do therapy. All right, I’ll do therapy for the rest of my life. As long as I box, I’ll be doing therapy on that hand. I’ll be trying to make it stronger and stronger and better than ever,” Charlo said 

Nevertheless, the longer the fight goes, the more this could be a factor. Alvarez’s stamina has been questioned in his last few fights, with a noticeable drop in the pace during the later rounds. If Charlo does manage to stay with the Mexican, then he will need the firepower in the later rounds. However, anything short of that could spell trouble come fight night.

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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