Charlo will move up from 154 to take on the biggest challenge of his career by aiming to become undisputed in a second-weight class at 168.
Prior to facing Canelo, Charlo was on course to face Tim Tszyu, his WBO mandatory at 154. However, the American suffered a broken left hand which led to the fight being called off.
Although Charlo has had an extensive time to recuperate, he faced Canelo instead of Tsyzu, as the issue of his hand came up again.
And yet, Charlo wanted to let everyone know in no uncertain terms that he was ready.
“The hand is great. You don’t have to worry about the hand. The hand is going to be great and it’s going to be in action come September 30. The hand is good and it’s going to be down and ready for the 30th,” Charlo
With that being said, Charlo was targeting history.
“I made history before, so it feels good and I know that feeling, and that urge and that hunger to want to make history and do something that children talk about.
“That’s the dream. It’s beyond the dream because some people can barely get to undisputed. But I came to the point where I can become undisputed in two weight divisions. I have to seize that moment and opportunity. I’m going to train hard, work hard. I’m ready to go. I’m ready to rock and roll,” Charlo