Is Canelo Alvarez vs Jermall Charlo A "Done Deal" For September 2023?

Is Canelo Alvarez vs Jermall Charlo A “Done Deal” For September 2023?

  • Canelo Alvarez Has Confirmed That His Next Fight Will Be In September
  • The Mexican Star Has Also Stated That The Bout Will Be With The PBC
  • Canelo Alvarez vs Jermall Charlo Is The Rumoured Front Runner

Undisputed super middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez has posted a video on his Instagram story confirming that his next fight is now a done deal.

Boxing’s biggest star confirmed that the bout would take place in association with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions after six of his last seven fights have been with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.

The rumoured front-runner to face Canelo is WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo. Charlo has not fought in over two years and is coming off difficult personal issues,

A fight between Canelo and Charlo is expected to land on September 16 in either Las Vegas or Texas with Showtime pay-per-view expected to distribute the fight in the United States.

Why It Could Be Canelo Alvarez vs Jermall Charlo Next

Earlier this month, Sampson Lewkowicz, the promoter of the former two-time WBC Super Middleweight champion and current interim world champion David Benavidez, confirmed to BOXEO DE COLOMBIA that his charge will not be facing Alvarez in September.

Lewckowicz offered Canelo in the region of $40m guaranteed to face Benavidez in September with the potential for the purse to grow to $50m with upside, according to Chris Mannix. The deal is less money than he was offered last year to face Benavidez and is thought to be less money guaranteed per fight than his last two-fight deal with Matchroom/DAZN.

The focus for Canelo has been on a rematch with Dmitry Bivol but a deal could not be agreed for the Canelo-Bivol 2 rematch. Discussions also took place to do a Badou Jack fight in September but the weight could not be agreed.

By Darshan Desai

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