By Brian Webber: An amped-up looking Jermell Charlo predicted victory today during his ‘Grand Arrivals’ in Las Vegas for his title match against undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez this Saturday night.
Jermell was sporadically booed by the pro-Canelo crowd at the MGM today for his ‘Grand Arrivals, ‘and that seemed to bring out the snarling attack dog version of his personality.
This is the first time that Jermell will be under this kind of spotlight for a huge fight, as his biggest fights in the past were much smaller ones against the likes of Tony Harrison, Erickson Lubin, and Brian Castano.
Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs) is going to be off the leash on Saturday night when he gets in the ring with the Mexican star in their headliner on Showtime PPV for their 8:00 p.m. ET event.
He looked like he was ready to pounce, and it’s a good thing for Canelo’s sake that the fight isn’t taking place tonight because Jermell doesn’t appear to be playing around. He’s going to be looking to snatch those four belts from Canelo.
“There’s no question. The world thinks Canelo is the best in the world, right? I’m going to come here and show the world why I’m the best in the world,” said Jermell Charlo during today’s ‘Grand Arrivals‘ in Las Vegas for his title challenge of undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena.
It’s important that Jermell gives it all he can because he may never get a chance for a mega-fight of this caliber if he gets swamped by Canelo. To earn a second chance for a Canelo payday, Jermell must win on Saturday night and do it spectacularly.
“I do this for the dogs, the hungry ones. I do this for the animals. I’m made for this. It labels me as one of the greatest,” said Jermell Charlo about what a victory over Canelo means to him.
“After I beat Canelo, they’ll be screaming, ‘Charlo, Charlo, Charlo.’ It’s all great, it’s all good, it’s a beautiful thing. I come to put on a great performance. The training camp was amazing.
“To be here at the T-Mobile Arena, standing in front of the MGM. I’d been in a whole bunch of these fights. Now it’s my time and my turn, and it’s my moment. I’m going to shine when it’s time for it.
“We’re going to show you on September 30th. We can’t talk about it; we got to be about it. Come fight night, y’all got to see what I mean by all of that,” said Jermell.