Jermell Charlo is ready to beat Canelo Alvarez: “I want to be great”

Jermell Charlo shares his thoughts on fighting Canelo.

by Aryan Lakhani
Jermell Charlo is ready to beat Canelo Alvarez: “I want to be great”

The mega middleweight clash between Canelo and Jermall Charlo is scheduled to take place on 30th September; it promises to be one of the most entertaining events of the year. Both fighters have barely tasted defeat in their careers, Charlo has a professional record of 35-1-1 (19 knockouts), and Canelo is significantly ahead with a record of 59-2-2 (39 knockouts).

Jermell Charlo is the heavy underdog for this event, and in response to that, Charlo has nothing but resilience to offer; Charlo believes in himself and in his skills as a boxer and looks forward to showing the world what he’s capable of doing.

Canelo’s super middleweight belts are on the line for this fight, and the slightest mistake from Canelo’s end could derail his progress and send him back to square one. The winner of this fight could possibly fight against Dmitry Bivol next.

Jermell Charlo on fighting Canelo

In a recent interview with Stephen A Smith, Jermell Charlo spoke about fighting Canelo and shared his thoughts on being heavily doubted. “I want to be great,” Charlo said, as quoted by

“There’s no other way in this new era, this new generation of boxing, for me to step up and be great and be greater than I’ve already became”. “Being undisputed is great; it’s everything.

It’s what every boxer’s dream is, but in order for me to maximize my potential for myself and to be the best that I can be, I would have to go and face Canelo Alvarez. “It’s two weight divisions above me, but that don’t matter.

Charlo further said: We can put in the right nutrition, the right doctors, and the right people around us in our training camp, and we’re on, I don’t need to convince anybody. I feel like I’m always going to be questioned or under-dogged, or whatever it is, and I’m fine with that.

That makes me fight harder, that inspires me, or motivates me to push myself in a ring and take any chances that I got to take”.

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