The bout is an opportunity to create history since it is the first time that two undisputed champions have faced each other in the four-belt era.
Canelo holds all the belts at super middleweight, while Charlo has the same at junior middlweight.
UNDISPUTED vs UNDISPUTED
🗓️ Sept. 30
📍Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/pAlSN5VszU
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) June 30, 2023
But rather than there being a catchweight, Charlo will move up to 168 lb in order to make the fight happen. The news did come out of the blue since Canelo had been in line to face Jermall.
So much so that the Mexican had been in contact with the PBC to make it happen. However, reports indicated that Jermall would not be available in September which is why his brother has stepped in.
This is understandable since Jermall has been out of the ring for two years since his win over Juan Macias Montiel.
Regardless, Canelo is the heavy favorite as Jermell has never fought above 154 lbs. The news also has implications for Tim Tszyu.
The latter has been waiting to fight Jermell for the undisputed, as their fight had been rescheduled after Charlo injured his hand. And this news has not gone down well with him.
Tim Tszyu says Canelo DUCKED Benavidez and Jermell ducked him all in one day!!!
— BOXING n BBQ (@BOXINGnBBQ) June 30, 2023
Social Media Reaction
— Spicy (@BoxingwithSpicy) June 30, 2023
2023 Boxing is Unreal Wow
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Yeahhh baby! LFG! #TeamCanelo
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