Canelo vs. Charlo: Mayweather Promotions CEO breaks it down
By Sean Jones: Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe expects to see a phenomenal fight on September 30th, with undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez defending his four titles against the popular underdog Jermell Charlo at the T-Monbile Arena in Las Vegas.
Ellerbe feels that Jermell (35-1-1, 19 KOs) will be fully acclimated to the 168-lb division, having added weight to his large frame, so he won’t be undersized against the short, stocky Canelo (59-2-2, 39 KOs).
The fight has been billed as undisputed vs. undisputed, and fans can only hope that it’s an entertaining one because Canelo’s last two fights against John Ryder & Gennadiy Golovkin have been disappointments.
What’s going to be interesting about thisfight is whether Canelo, 33, can stay off the ropes because he spent a lot of time there in his last three fights.
Jermell does well against fighters who back up against the ropes, as we saw in his last fight when he knocked out Brian Castano.
“Anytime you got a black fighter against a Mexican fighter, you bring those two fan bases together; it’s a big event, especially when you’re talking about two top fighters like Canelo and Jermell Charlo. It’s a terrific, terrific fight. I can’t wait,” said Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe to Fighthype.
There are going to be a massive amount of boxing fans from the two fighters that will be tuning in on September 30th to see how this fight plays out.
Some people want to see if Jermell can pull off the upset against the suddenly beatable Canelo because the Mexican star has looked vulnerable in his last three outings.
“In this particular case, Jermell’s frame, he put on the additional weight, and he won’t look [undersized]. His walking around weight isn’t too far off per se,” said Ellerbe.
“So, fighting at 168 and being acclimated to it, it’s an adjustment, but it’s an adjustment that will suit him very, very well. I think he’s very, very motivated for this opportunity to fight a guy like Canelo with his stature and everything that comes along with it, and this is going to be a phenomenal fight.
“Having that name on his resume for a guy like Canelo. Having a guy like Jermell Charlo’s name on his resume that’s huge. He’s the undisputed champ, so it doesn’t get any better than that. You can flip-flop that the same way.
“Both of these guys have a tremendous opportunity of going out in front of the entire world to display their talent, and it gets no bigger than that,” said Ellerbe.
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