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  Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo
Los Angeles Press Conference

Photos: Marlene Marquez


Boxing superstars Canelo lvarez and Jermell Charlo faced off for the second consecutive day Wednesday, this time at a press conference in Los Angeles, before they meet in a historic clash headlining SHOWTIME PPV (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) on Saturday, September 30 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Canelo Promotions will present the Premier Boxing Champions Pay-Per-View.

After kicking off the fight promotion in New York on Tuesday, the undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo and undisputed junior middleweight champion Charlo hit the west coast to preview their showdown that will pit two reigning undisputed champions against each other for the first time in the four-belt era.

Here is what the press conference participants had to say Wednesday from The Beverly Hilton:


Im very happy to be involved in big fights like this. I hope that everybody enjoys this fight because its going to be a great night for the fans and for everybody who has wanted to see this fight for a long time.

Well see if its true that Ive lost a step. Well see. I understand what the people said and I agree. I didnt look my best in my last two fights, but I know why and Im ready for this fight. Well see what happens. Were going to see something different.

I always say that outside of the ring, I look like Im an easy opponent. But when fighters step in the ring with me, its completely different. Its not the same watching me from outside the ring as it is actually being inside the ring with me. Im a different guy.

I think both Jermell and Jermall Charlo are great fighters. No disrespect to Jermall. But I think Jermell has had better opposition in his fights. I think he is the better fighter. Thats just what I think.

Im going to bring my best like always. Ill bring my skills and my experience into the ring. Im just going to do my best and thats it.


When I got the call for this fight, there was nothing I could say other than lets go. My whole career has kind of been all about chasing Canelo. Hes been the top guy for a long time. The fight has presented itself now and I just have to get in there, do my job and be the best that I can be.

After September 30, people are gonna appreciate my skills and what Ive been doing for so long, ever since I was a kid. With every fight, I come to put on a show, and Im dangerous the whole fight. I want to be known as great.

Hes gonna find out that Im the big Charlo. I am what I say I am. Canelo will see that I pack good punching-power, that I have good lateral movement and that Im a ring general, just like he is. Hell see that it wont be a walk in the park. He says hes gonna be better in this fight, and its the same thing for me.

Im gonna bring that Texas heat. Im gonna show up and show out. Im gonna have fun and do what I do. This is what I love to do. Im gonna represent the culture and put on a show.

Get your tickets, tune into All-Access, tune into the fight, because were bringing boxing up to be the best that it can be this year. Were gonna give you that bang for your buck.

EDDY REYNOSO, Canelos Trainer and Manager

Were here and were ready to keep moving forward and chasing history. Its not easy to make a fight between two undisputed champions like we have done. It took a great effort from both teams to be able to make this happen.

Styles make fights and I believe Canelo and Charlos styles clash perfectly to make this a great fight on September 30. Make sure to come out to Las Vegas. Its going to be a great night.

We are very motivated as a team to be facing Team Charlo, which has a great trainer in Derrick James and also Joan Guzman. Its going to be a battle of wits, yes, but its all about the fighters that are going to be in the ring. Two undisputed champions with their trainers backing them up to make sure that they are fighting at their best.

DERRICK JAMES, Charlos Trainer

Hopefully everyone turns out on September 30, because this fight is gonna be fireworks. Both of these guys are gonna bring everything to the ring, and Im looking forward to Jermell delivering a great performance and a great victory that night.

My job for Jermell is making sure he can do everything I need him to do in order for him to be successful. Im not as worried about whos in the other corner, Im focused on Jermell. At the same time, this is a super fight. You have to be motivated and inspired by it. Im motivated to make sure that Jermell comes out successful.

TOM BROWN, President of TGB Promotions

This is going to be an incredible night. September 30 promises to be nothing but fireworks in front of another electrifying sold out crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Get your tickets early, because this is a fight you wont want to miss.


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