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CANELO ALVAREZ VS JERMELL CHARLO : LIVE ON SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2023

WHO IS BOXING?

On Saturday 30 September 2023 live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, Saul Canelo Alvarez puts his Undisputed Super Middleweight belts on the line against Jermell Charlo. The event begins early morning on Sunday 01 October 2023 for UK viewers.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE BUILD-UP TO CANELO VS CHARLO?

Canelo Alvarez (59-2-2) was a promotional free agent following his last mandatory defence against John Ryder, held in Mexico. Canelo was widely expected to resign with Matchroom Boxing and remain on the DAZN platform in pursuit of a rematch against Dimitry Bivol. Canelo was keen to rematch Bivol under the previous terms and fight for Bivol’s WBA Light Heavyweight crown, but Bivol had different plans. Bivol wanted to rematch down at 168 to try and dethrone Canelo and take his belts, but the Canelo camp were less keen. The planned rematch fell apart, and once it did, it left Canelo with little viable competition under the Matchroom Boxing banner.

Canelo has now signed a three fight agreement with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions, with Jermell Charlo (35-1-1) being the first fight of the agreement. Jermell Charlo wasn’t the expected name for the first fight, in fact his inactive Middleweight champion brother Jermall Charlo seemed to be the favoured name for some time. A move up in weight to fight against recently vacated Crusierweight champion Badou Jack was also discussed but nothing came to fruition. In the end, Jermell Charlo took the opportunity to step up in weight divisions from Super Welterweight, to Super Middleweight.

Jermell Charlo, the more active of the Two Charlo brothers, last fought in May 2022 when he retained his Undisputed Super Welterweight crown against Brian Castano. The move up in weight divisions will bring him a bigger purse and more name brand opposition, but there’s also a massive 15 pounds weight difference. Charlo’s decision to move up in weight emulates Canelo, who also held the WBA and WBC Super Welterweight gold earlier in this career.

WHO IS THE FAVOURITE FOR CANELO VS CHARLO?

Canelo should be considered the clear favourite for the main event. Charlo has never fought at this weight division, whereas Canelo is undefeated at this weight. Canelo’s only recent blemish came moving up in weight to face Bivol, and he should be more than capable of handling Charlo.

WHAT DO THE BOOKMAKERS THINK ABOUT CANELO VS CHARLO?

Checking with the bookmaker Bet365, on 17/09/23, the following odds were offered.

Canelo to win by any method – 1/4
Charlo to win by any method – 3/1
Canelo to win by KO, TKO or DQ – 13/5
Charlo to win by KO, TKO or DQ – 11/1
Draw 16/1

WHO ELSE IS FIGHTING ON THE UNDERCARD FOR CANELO VS CHARLO?

Jesus Ramos Jr (20-0) vs Erickson Lubin (25-2)
Yordenis Ugas (27-5) vs Mario Barrios (27-2) WBC Interim World Welterweight Championship
Elijah Garcia (15-0) vs Jose Resendiz (14-1)
Oleksandr Gvozdyk (19-1) vs Isaac Rodrigues (28-4)
Frank Sanchez (22-0) vs Scott Alexander (17-5-2)- WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship
Gabriel Valenzuela (27-3-1) vs Yeis Solano (15-2)
Terrell Gausha (23-3-1) vs KeAndrae Leatherwood (23-8-1)
Bek Nurmaganbet (10-0) vs Abimbola Osundairo (5-0)
Abilikjan Amankul (4-0) vs Joeshon James (7-0-1)
Justin Viloria (3-0) vs Angel Barrera (4-2)
Curmel Moton (Debut) vs Ezequiel Flores (4-0)

ARE THERE ANY HIGHLIGHTS ON THE UNDERCARD FOR CANELO VS CHARLO?

Ugas vs Barrios should be a good match-up. Ugas’ last fight saw him defeated by Errol Spence Jr., so he’ll be keen to get back to winning ways. Barrios has only been defeated by Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and Keith Thurman, so expect a good bout between Ugas and Barrios.

WHERE IS CANELO VS CHARLO BEING HELD?

Canelo vs Charlo is being held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, USA. The last significant boxing event held at this arena was Errol Spence Jr vs Terence Crawford on 29 July 2023.

WHEN DOES CANELO VS CHARLO START?

The preliminary bouts begin at 10:30 p.m UK on YouTube. You can watch via Showtime Sports, or the link below:

Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo: Prelims | SHOWTIME PPV Countdown – YouTube

The main card begins at 1.a.m Sunday 01 October 2023 in the UK.

In the US, the event begins 8 p.m ET / 5 p.m PT.

HOW CAN I WATCH THE CANELO VS CHARLO?

The event is being streamed by Showtime PPV in the USA, priced at $84.99.

Canelo vs. Charlo – Pay-Per-view Fight | SHOWTIME

The event is also available via PPV.com, and other outlets.

In the UK, the event will be broadcast via DAZN. This is included in your subscription.

DAZN is a sports streaming platform available online, through satellite television, and as an app. It can be found on Sky on channel 429. DAZN offers 3 levels of subscription options, ranging from Β£99 per calendar year for it’s Annual Super Saver, Β£9.99 per month for a calendar year, to Β£19.99 for a contract-free monthly subscription. It also has PPV’s in addition to the subscription. You can subscribe via the link below:

https://www.dazn.com/en-GB/home

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