Canelo Alvarez Embraces UFC Challenge: Ready to Rumble with Dana White’s Titans Ahead of Jermell Charlo Bout
Canelo Alvarez, the undisputed super-middleweight champion, had to reschedule his upcoming bout against Jermell Charlo to September 30 due to a scheduling conflict with the highly-anticipated “Noche UFC” event. However, in a surprising twist, the champion has openly accepted the challenge to go head-to-head with the renowned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
“Noche UFC” achieved tremendous success, becoming the most-watched UFC Fight Night event to date. Following this achievement, UFC’s CEO Dana White boldly declared his willingness to compete with any fighter or organization in hosting events, and that includes Canelo Alvarez.
Remarkably, the Mexican boxing icon seems undaunted by this challenge. The 33-year-old fighter recently expressed his willingness to compete against Dana White’s promotion, as reported by ‘ESPN Mexico.’ The undefeated champion confidently stated, “I have no issue with competing against the UFC, especially regarding ‘Noche UFC.'”
It’s noteworthy that Canelo holds no animosity towards UFC fighters. Given that “Noche UFC” featured several Mexican fighters, Canelo Alvarez expressed his support for them. He commended his fellow countrymen for their remarkable achievements in the world of mixed martial arts. Additionally, he extended words of praise to UFC flyweight champion Alexa Grasso.
Canelo Alvarez Roars: ‘I’m Still in My Prime, and Charlo Will Feel It!
Canelo Alvarez, on the brink of a historic showdown against one of the world’s top fighters, has a clear message for anyone doubting his abilities – he’s far from losing his edge. In an exclusive interview with TMZ Sports, the boxing sensation affirmed that he’s still the ultimate force in the world of boxing, and Jermell Charlo is about to find that out firsthand come Saturday night in Las Vegas.
As the world eagerly anticipates this monumental bout between the 33-year-old Alvarez and the 33-year-old Charlo on Showtime PPV, it’s worth noting the significance of this event. This match marks the first time in the era of four-belt championships that two reigning, undisputed world champions will go head-to-head in the ring.
Canelo Alvarez, the reigning super middleweight champion in the 168 lbs. weight class, is set to face Jermell Charlo, who, despite being taller and boasting a longer reach, typically fights in the lighter junior middleweight category at 154 lbs., where he’s considered the active G.O.A.T. Both these boxing stars hold the prestigious WBO, IBF, WBA, and WBC belts in their respective divisions.
The superstar status of Alvarez, who is not only the biggest name in the sport but also one of the most globally recognized athletes, has led some to speculate that he may have lost a step in his illustrious career. However, when questioned about this, Canelo confidently responded, “I feel fresh. I feel in my prime.” He went on to reveal that he had fought through an injury to his hand during his previous bout against John Ryder in May, which had slowed him down a bit. But he assured fans, “You will see Saturday night.”
If Alvarez secures victory, as he fervently believes, he will become the first fighter in the four-belt era to successfully defend three consecutive championships. However, the stakes are high for Charlo as well. If he can triumph while moving up two weight divisions, he will join the ranks of legendary fighters like Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, and Roy Jones Jr.
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