Canelo vs Charlo Undercard CONFIRMED

Canelo vs Charlo Undercard CONFIRMED

  • Saul Alvarez Will Return To PBC/Showtime PPV For 3 Fights Starting Sep 30
  • Undisputed Champion Jermell Charlo Will Move Up 2 Weights To Face Canelo
  • Canelo vs Charlo Undercard Features Former Welterweight Titleist Yordenis Ugas

In a battle of undisputed champions, super middleweight titleist, Canelo Álvarez will defend his crown against the junior middleweight ruler Jermell Charlo on Saturday, September 30.

Canelo vs Charlo is only the second fight between undisputed champions following Katie Taylor-Chantelle Cameron in May.

Boxing’s biggest star has aligned with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions for his next three fights.

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Reports placed elder brother Jermall Charlo as the opponent for Canelo on Sep 30 but it is understood that the WBC Middleweight title holder wouldn’t be ready in time after personal issues which have kept him out of the ring for over two years.

Canelo’s undisputed title will be on the line against Charlo, who is moving up two-weight classes and will lose his undisputed status as soon as he enters the ring as the WBO will elevate Tim Tszyu to full champion.

Houston’s Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs) was last seen in action last May where he scored a stoppage win over Brian Castano, who most felt beat Charlo in their 2021 fight, to unify four titles at 154.

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Canelo had a difficult 2022, losing for the first time in nine years to Dmitry Bivol at Light Heavyweight and then producing a less-than-spectacular showing against GGG in their trilogy fight. Britain’s John Ryder also extended Mexico’s Alvarez the twelve-round distance in May.

Canelo vs Charlo is one of the biggest fights in boxing and a matchup that has captured the imagination of fight fans with early predictions expecting this fight to generate around a 1m buys.

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Canelo vs Charlo Undercard

Co-Feature: Jesus Ramos Jr. vs Erickson Lubin

Jesus Ramos Jr. and Erickson Lubin meet in the chief support.

22-year-old southpaw Ramos (20-0, 16 KOs) blitzed unbeaten Joey Spencer in March, dropping him in round one before stopping him in round seven to earn the TKO on the undercard of David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant.

Ramos owns back-to-back decision wins over Brian Mendoza and Javier Molina in 2021, which he followed up by defeating Luke Santamaria and Vladimir Hernandez in 2022. Overall, the youthful Ramos has gained recognition with highlight-reel KOs, stopping seven of his last 10 opponents, showcasing his skills and ability to end his fights early. 

Lubin (25-2, 18 KOs) returned to the ring in June to deliver an impressive fifth-round stoppage of veteran Luis Arias, who had never been stopped previously.

The 27-year-old’s previous outing saw him go toe-to-toe in one of 2022’s best fights, as he traded knockdowns with fellow contender Sebastian Fundora in April 2022. Heading into the Fundora fight, Lubin had put together an impressive six-bout winning streak since a loss to Jermell Charlo who is 1/2 of the main event.

Yordenis Ugas vs Mario Barrios

Yordenis Ugas and Mario Barrios clash for the WBC Interim Welterweight crown.

Ugas (27-5, 12 KOs) will step back into action on September 30 for the first time since an April 2022 unification bout defeat to Errol Spence Jr.

The Cuban stepped in for an injured Spence to defeat the legendary Manny Pacquiao in August 2021.

Barrios (27-2, 18 KOs), who previously held a secondary 140-pound title, scored a sensational knockout of Jovanie Santiago in February stopping Santiago in the eighth round.

Barrios’ previous fight was his welterweight debut as he dropped a hard-fought decision to former unified champion Keith Thurman in February 2022.

Elijah Garcia vs Armando Reséndiz

Elijah Garcia and Armando Reséndiz feature in the card opener.

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Garcia (15-0, 12 KOs) is one of 2023’s breakout stars bursting onto the scene by blasting out the previously unbeaten Amilcar Vidal in the fourth- ound to announce back in March.

The 20-year-old followed up that performance by dominating Kevin Salgado on the Gervonta Davis-Ryan Garcia PPV undercard.

Reséndiz (14-1, 10 KOs) earned a career-best victory in his last outing as he stopped former unified champion Jarrett Hurd in the 10th and final round of their March showdown.

The Mexican will look to make it three straight wins since a close decision loss to Marcos Hernandez in September 2021.

Canelo vs Charlo Undercard YouTube Prelims

Cuban Heavyweight Frank Sanchez will headline the three-fight Showtime PPV countdown show against Scott Alexander.

Former Light Heavyweight champion, Ukraine’s Oleksandr Gvozdyk meets Brazil’s Isaac Rodrigues in an eight-round tune-up fight.

Super Welterweight contender Terrell Gausha will battle gatekeeper KeAndrae Leatherwood in an eight-round middleweight contest to open the YouTube portion of the Canelo vs Charlo undercard.

Canelo vs Charlo Undercard Non-Televised Portion

Gabriel Valenzuela (27-3-1, 16 KOs) vs Yeis Gabriel Solano (15-2, 10 KOs)

Curmel Moton (0-0) vs Ezequiel Flores (4-0, 3 KOs)

Justin Viloria (3-0, 3 KOs) vs Angel Barrera (4-2)

Bek Nurmaganbet (10-0, 8 KOs) vs Abimbola Osundairo (5-0, 3 KOs)

Abilkhan Amankul (4-0, 4 KOs) vs Joeshon James (7-0-1, 4 KOs).

Canelo vs Charlo Date, US TV, PPV Price, UK TV

Date: Saturday, September 30

Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

US TV Channel: Showtime PPV

US PPV Price: TBC

UK TV Channel: TBC

UK Time: 1 am BST (8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT)

Ring Walks: 4 am BST (11 pm ET/ 8 pm PT)

By Darshan Desai

*A PBC press release was used in this article