Arguably the biggest star in boxing at present, Canelo Alvarez returns to the ring at the end of September to defend his titles against Jermell Charlo.
Canelo was initially tipped to fight Charlo's twin brother Jermall, but the Iron Man is stepping up two weight divisions to have his chance of adding the super-middleweight crown to his undisputed super-welterweight champion haul.
When is Alvarez vs. Charlo?
Canelo will return to Las Vegas following victory in his home nation in May. The Mexican has made Sin City his home in recent years and will return to the T-Mobile Arena, where he defeated Gennady Golovkin this time last year.
The fight occurs on Saturday, September 30, with the main ringwalk expected at around 8pm local time. For UK viewers, you can expect to see the main event at around 4am on Sunday, October 1.
|Time Zone||Estimated Start Time|
|PST - USA||8:00 PM|
|EST - USA||11:00 PM|
|GMT+1 - UK||4:00 AM (October 1)|
How to watch Alvarez vs. Charlo
It's set to be one of the most watched fights of the year so far, and there's interest in this one on both sides of the pond. However, at present, British boxing fans will have to find other ways to follow the fight as a broadcaster has yet to pick the fight up.
How to watch Alvarez vs. Charlo in the UK
As of yet, no UK broadcaster has picked up this event for streaming. We will update this page when we have more insight into streaming the fight in the UK.
How to watch Alvarez vs. Charlo in the US
Those in the USA will have access to the fight, with coverage broadcast live on SHOWTIME PPV. The price of the fight is $84.99, which also includes the full undercard.
Alvarez vs. Charlo undercard
The full undercard has yet to be determined, however there are a number of fights scheduled for the night, with Jesus Alejandro Ramos Jr. taking on Erickson Lubin, as well as Yordenis Ugas going toe-to-toe with Mario Barrios.
The fight card for September 30 is currently as follows:
- MAIN EVENT: Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo
- Jesus Alejandro Ramos Jr. vs. Erickson Lubin
- Yordenis Ugas vs. Mario Barrios
- Elijah Garcia vs. Jose Armando Resendiz
Fight card subject to change. More fights are expected to be added to the bill.
Tale of the tape: Alvarez vs. Charlo
It's a big step up for Charlo against one of the sport's legends, but Canelo has tasted defeat, and quite recently, losing to Dmitry Bivol in May 2022 at the T-Mobile Arena. The Mexican also suffered defeat a decade ago as he was beaten by a majority decision against the great Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Charlo has just one defeat on his record, when in 2018 he lost by a unanimous decision to Tony Harrison. However, he followed that up with a knockout win a year later in the rematch to win the WBC light middleweight title.
The tale of the tape makes for an interesting read too. Here are the pair's vital statistics
|Statistic||Canelo Alvarez||Jermell Charlo|
Wins by KO
Form coming into the fight
Both fighters are landing in Las Vegas on the back of victories, with Canelo defending his WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring super middleweight titles against British fighter John Ryder earlier this year. The unanimous victory came in style, with only the sheer bloody-mindedness of Ryder preventing it from being a stoppage. Canelo floored Ryder in the fifth, but the Brit could hear the final bell, leaving it up to the judges.
Charlo's last outing saw a rematch with Brian Castano in May 2022, so there could be an element of ring rust as he steps up to fight Canelo. The bookies have naturally got the Mexican as a heavy favourite, but with reach and height advantage, as well as a run of five fights without defeat, Charlo will have confidence that he can cause an upset.
Four of his last five fights have ended with a knockout by the Iron Man. However, Canelo has never lost by such means, setting up what should be a great fight in the Nevada desert.