“He Never Believe In My”: With Days Left in First Fight Under $100 Million Deal, Canelo Alvarez Details His Motivation to Win Against Jermell Charlo

Published 09/28/2023, 9:11 AM EDT

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We are a couple of days away from the biggest showdown of the month, Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo. The bout where two undisputed champions from different divisions are going to clash against each other on September 30, in front of the T-Mobile Arena crowd. The fight is happening at 168 lbs catchweight, so all the Super Middleweight belts of the Mexican boxer will be at stake for this bout. This is the third time Alvarez is defending his undisputed crown, and he seems to be well prepared.

Just a few hours ago, the final press conference of the fight got concluded where both fighters took digs against each other. But all the trash-talking was quite respectful and the action was saved for the fight night. During the conference, Alvarez also revealed the one thing that kept him motivated throughout the camp ahead of his fight against Charlo.

Canelo Alvarez is prepared to showcase his skills against Charlo


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Jermell Charlo will be the first opponent of Canelo Alvarez under the $100 million PBC three-fight deal. So, during the press conference, Alvarez addressed the past statements made by Jermell Charlo where he stated that he didn’t believe in Canelo Alvarez’s skills. As it turned out, this was not taken well by ‘Cinnamon’ and he said, “I have this motivation. He never believe in my skills. He’s always calling me out and, you know, I’m ready to show him in a couple of days.

Instantly, the host of the press conference, asked Alvarez whether his motivation to excel completely depends on what Charlo said or is it also to prove to the media that considers him to have “lost a step“. To this, he responded by saying, “You know, you never prove anything to the people. They always have something to say. I just want to prove myself.


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Immediately after this, the host turned to Jermell Charlo’s side for confirmation, whether he still felt the same about Cinnamon’s boxing skills.

Jermell Charlo wants to win the fight anyhow


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When the Undisputed Light Middleweight world champion was asked the question about the boxing skills of Canelo Alvarez, he didn’t try to sugarcoat it. In fact, he remained quite calm and composed. Charlo replied, “I mean that’s just what it is.” Moreover, he stated that no matter what his opponent’s saying, he’s traveling to Las Vegas with the mindset that he’ll go back home as a winner.

Moreover, he also stated that he doesn’t have any problem if his comments are what keeps Alvarez working on his craft, but the only thing that matters to him now is fight night. He said, “Believe in your skills or not, you know what I’m saying. There’s a lot of people that don’t believe in you. But we shall see Saturday, if that’s his motive and that’s his motivation, to prove about some skills. So well be it.


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Both boxers seem to be ready for the contest against each other, and hopefully, they’ll put on a great show for the audience that will gather around this Saturday for the fight. What are your thoughts about their final press conference? Tell us in the comments section.

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Written by:

Chirag Radhyan


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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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Arijit Saha