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Canelo vs Charlo: Date, Start Time & Undercard Info

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On September 30th, boxing legend Canelo Álvarez is set to defend his myriad of super middleweight titles. His challenger? None other than the power-punching Jermell Charlo. The Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena will be electric when these two step into the ring, and if you can’t make it in person, SHOWTIME PPV’s got you covered at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

At just 33, Canelo’s boxing achievements are jaw-dropping. Now, in what’s being hailed as an epochal moment in boxing, he’ll be defending his WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO super middleweight crowns against Charlo. Should Charlo emerge victorious, he’d be joining the ranks of legends like Sugar Ray Leonard and Roy Jones Jr., a testament to his daring leap across two weight classes.

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Fight fans can get their pre-sale tickets on August 10th from 10 a.m. PT at, just use the code: PBC. General ticket sales kick off the following day.

Tom Brown of TGB Promotions can barely contain his enthusiasm, dubbing this a “dream matchup”. He praises both fighters’ relentless pursuit of greatness. Echoing this sentiment, Canelo’s Manager and Trainer, Eddy Reynoso, reveals their intense high-altitude training regime, gearing up for the challenge Charlo presents. Stephen Espinoza of SHOWTIME SPORTS® labels it a “mega-fight”, emphasizing the clash’s historic nature as it pits two undisputed champions against each other.

The pride of Guadalajara, Canelo, holds titles across four weight categories and is gunning for yet another historic win. His past opponents read like a who’s who of boxing legends, from Golovkin to Mayweather. He’s pumped for this showdown, commending Charlo’s impressive track record and eagerly anticipating their bout.

Jermell Charlo, the pride of Houston, has had his own meteoric rise. His most recent victory, a knockout against Brian Castaño, solidified his place among boxing’s elite. With the guidance of Derrick James, 2022’s “Trainer of the Year”, Charlo’s trajectory has been nothing short of stellar. He and his twin, Jermall, even made boxing history in 2016, simultaneously holding world championships in the same class.

Charlo’s excitement is visible. He sees this as more than just a fight; it’s an opportunity to etch his name in history. He acknowledges Canelo’s prowess but assures fans that they’re in for a treat as he brings his ‘Lions Only’ ethos to the ring.

In the words of Charlo, “When the fight’s over, people are gonna have to recognize that I’m the best fighter in the sport.”

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“I’m grateful to Jermell for accepting this bout. It’s an honor to be a part of such marquee fights. Jermell is as fearless in the ring as I am, always willing to step up.

“Jermell is a great opponent, and the buzz around this fight has been building for a while. The time is right for us to fight

“I’ll bring my A-game to the ring, leveraging my experience, strength, and technique. Victory won’t come easy. Fans are in for a treat.

“Some say I’ve been slipping, and that’s okay. I’ve introspected about my recent performances, I know hwta I did wrong”

My attention is solely on this match. The world craves drama, especially in a setting like this. But when two boxers are as locked in as we are, it promises an electrifying bout.

“We both have our fair share of accolades. But come September 30th, we’ll see who’s truly ready.

“This kind of adrenaline is why I box. Mark your calendars for September 30th. It promises to be a spectacular evening for the sport.”


“The anticipation for this fight has been building. Canelo and Eddy are iconic figures in boxing, consistently delivering enthralling performances. I want to be the one who breaks their stride.

“My brother Jermall and I have consistently represented boxing. People often get sidetracked, but when stakes are this high, you’ve got to bet big.

“My goal? Silence the skeptics. Convert the naysayers. I’ve learned from legends in boxing, and now, it’s my time to make an indelible mark. When two titans clash, expect fireworks. This fight was inevitable.

“I’ll pour my heart into preparation, strategizing for every move. So what if I’m changing weight classes? That won’t deter my spirit or strategy.

“My resilience, passion, and drive are my weapons. I guarantee a show-stopping evening, punctuated by the roar of lions.

“No excuses on my end. I’m here to dominate. No matter the noise outside, my focus is unwavering.

“I take immense pride in being a part of such legendary bouts. September 30th is the date. Don’t miss out. We’re about to redefine boxing.”

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EDDY REYNOSO, Canelo’s Trainer and Manager

“Here in New York, we stand, on the cusp of what promises to be an unforgettable bout. When Canelo and Charlo clash, it’s a visual treat, given their distinctive styles.

“Charlo’s journey, guided by Derrick James, is commendable. His resilience, especially after setbacks, is what makes him a formidable contender. Bouncing back from losses only to find himself in mega-fights speaks volumes.

“The challenge is monumental. Charlo has the ability to turn the tide in a split second. We’re gearing up for any curveball he throws.

“Though this fight will test us, we’re ever-prepared. Expect a reinvigorated Canelo, distinct from his recent appearances.”

DERRICK JAMES, Charlo’s Trainer

“Jermell Charlo has been waiting for this. A battle that propels him into the boxing elite. Canelo’s consistency, backed by a brilliant mentor, is no easy feat in our sport.

“For Jermell, it’s about harnessing his best self. Staying sharp, both during preparations and in the ring. With unwavering focus, he’ll get what he seeks.

“Jermell will make the weight transition smoothly come fight night. He’s audacious in his ambitions, aiming for unparalleled feats.

“This bout is about mastery. Both fighters will pull out all stops to emerge victoriously. It’s shaping up to be an electrifying boxing evening.”

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