‘Canelo Alvarez Is a Tough Boy’: Jermell Charlo Breaks Down a Potential Fight Between Saul Alvarez and Jermall Charlo

Published 07/10/2021, 5:30 AM EDT


WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo has been eyeing a potential scrap against the P4P king, Canelo Alvarez, for a brief period. Although both men currently compete at different weight classes, Charlo has appeared optimistic about bagging the matchup. Meanwhile, unified super welterweight champion, Jermell Charlo, has also backed his twin to go for the bout.

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While a few analysts may see it as an early move for Jermall Charlo to face Alvarez, ‘Iron Man’ sees it differently. Ahead of his title defense against Brian Carlos Castano, Charlo spoke to Brian Custer and said, “I think my brother can get in there with Canelo Alvarez and they can trade some blows and see if you know my brother could get in there and fight. Canelo Alvarez is a tough boy.”

“He ain’t gonna stop, he keep punching, he punch at a very good torque and power. And it’s all about the game plan and how they come with. My brother feels confident and I feel confidence in him.”

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However, the matchup is way far from meeting official fruition. Although Jermall Charlo can enter the 168 lbs division, Canelo Alvarez may move to 175 lbs after/if he becomes undisputed at super-middleweight.

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Hence, Jermall vs Canelo may not happen immediately. However, it can still happen in the future and Jermell is extremely confident in his twin.

Jermall Charlo vs Canelo Alvarez- A future showdown

As of now, the undefeated Jermall Charlo is reigning at the middleweight division. However, he has yet to test himself against several other elites from the 160 lbs roster. So, Charlo may have to compete in a few more fights before aiming for the Mexican star.

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May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez celebrates defeating Billy Joe Saunders during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, Canelo Alvarez may face Artur Beterbiev for the light heavyweight world title, after/if he captures the IBF belt from Caleb Plant. Thus, Jermall Charlo may not allure the P4P king at this very point. However, the fight is definitely on the cards.

Do you think Jermall Charlo vs Canelo Alvarez will be a close fight?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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