Brian Custer Confirms PBC’s Plan to Set up Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermall Charlo

Published 01/11/2022, 2:13 AM EST

USA Today via Reuters

American sports broadcaster Brian Custer has revealed some interesting news. According to Custer, team Canelo Alvarez has already spoken to Jermall Charlo’s promoter Al Haymon of the PBC. Haymon was in Vegas following Canelo’s win over Caleb Plant to discuss a fight against the ‘undisputed’ champion.

Canelo Alvarez put on yet another dominant display on November 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and knocked out IBF champion Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant in the 11th round. After his historic win, Canelo has looked to take on other champions from different weight classes.


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After the November 6 fight, Custer said, “He told me this, he said, ‘I wanna fight in May of 2022’ and he said, I asked him, I said, which one is more of a reality Charlo or Benavidez? And he said Charlo to him. He was here tonight and I’ll give you something. I hear there was a meeting with the Charlo people, so stay tuned.”

Custer made another announcement, saying, “Haymon was in Vegas for the Canelo/Plant fight but more importantly to talk to Canelo folks about doing a Charlo deal and that was after the fight.”


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With talks progressing between the pair, we may get to see Canelo back in the ring.

Canelo Alvarez looks to take on Jermall Charlo on Cinco De Mayo weekend

During his career, the Cinco De Mayo weekend fights have been a staple. The Mexican festival is a big draw for Canelo and he has fought some of his toughest opponents on the occasion. Next in line to face Canelo on Cinco De Mayo weekend, looks to be Jermall Charlo.


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ESPN journalist Mike Coppinger revealed on the ‘State of Boxing’ podcast that team Canelo and team Charlo are aiming to set up a fight on Cinco De Mayo weekend. As Cinco De Mayo is on May 5th, Canelo fans may get to see their favorite boxer back in the ring very soon. It even fits with his promise to rest and return after six months in May.


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