Undisputed super middleweight boxing champion, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, will fight his next fight on September 30, but contrary to previous reports, his opponent will not be Jermall Charlo, who holds the WBC middleweight title, but his twin brother Jermell Charlo , which is the absolute world champion in the first middleweight.
For the sake of a duel with a Mexican, an American boxer will rise by two weight categories.
The unexpected news came a day after it was announced that Jermell Charlo would fight his next fight against Tim Tszyu, with whom the champion was supposed to fight at the beginning of this year, but was injured.
32-year-old Saul Alvarez successfully defended his title of absolute world boxing champion in the second middleweight in May of this year, defeating Briton John Ryder by unanimous decision. Last May, Canelo made an unsuccessful attempt to take the WBA light heavyweight championship belt from Russian Dmitry Bivol, losing a unanimous decision with a score of 115-113 three times, and in September, the Mexican boxer put his career back on track with a unanimous decision victory over Gennady Golovkin.
33-year-old Jermell Charlo became the undisputed light middleweight champion of the world in May last year, knocking out Argentine Brian Castaño in the tenth round and taking away his WBO title.