Jermell Charlo Virtual Workout
Photos: Andrew Hemingway - SHOWTIME
Undisputed junior middleweight world champion Jermell
Charlo held a live streamed media workout on Monday and
previewed his upcoming showdown against undisputed super
middleweight world champion Canelo Ńlvarez topping a
SHOWTIME PPV Saturday, September 30 from T-Mobile Arena
in Las Vegas. Canelo Promotions will present the Premier
Boxing Champions Pay-Per-View.
Houstonís Charlo will look to earn undisputed status in
a second weight class with a career-defining triumph
over Canelo in the first showdown between two reigning
male undisputed champions in the four-belt era.
Charloís workout streamed live on the SHOWTIME Sports
YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook Page and
was co-hosted by WWE Hall of Famer and radio personality
Booker T and PBC announcer Ray Flores. Here is what
Charlo, along with trainer Derrick James, had to say
Monday from his training camp in Houston:
ďIíve been doing this my whole life and now itís time to
put on for my city. Put up or shut up and do what I do.
Iím facing one of the best fighters in the world, you
have to be excited for this moment.
ďNow is the right time for this fight. Weíre in our
primes and at our best. I wanna shake the doubters off
and prove to the world why Iím in this position. Thereís
a reason I made it this far. Iím gonna show what Iím
made of. Everything Iíve done since I was eight years
old, Iím putting it all on the line now.
ďIím not going to have to worry about losing too much
weight. Iíve been sparring bigger guys for a very long
time and now itís about bringing that same mindset that
I have at 154-pounds and bringing it up with me to
ďOf course thereís pressure. We have to be dominant and
not just rely on a knockout. I have to beat him for 12
rounds. I have to do what I have to do in the ring to
protect myself while still being vicious.
ďThis is a dream come true, just like winning
undisputed, winning a world title and making it out the
mud was. Once you get this far and see yourself
prospering, you just want to keep bringing it. Iím
staying focused on handling business.
ďWeíve done so much sparring and conditioning. Iím
working on the mental as well, because I know itís not
only about the physical. Iíve been training 14 weeks and
making sure I do everything I need to.
ďI just have to stay hungry. And Iíve been hungry. I
wouldíve fought Canelo years ago, and it probably
wouldnít have been as big as it is now. But Iím not too
focused on being in the ring with Canelo, Iím just
hungry. I want to win this fight for my city.
ďIf I accomplish this massive goal, itíll be hard to
top. Iíll be in the record book with the greats of
boxing for a long time.
ďIím so dialed in as far as my team and everyone around
me. I just need to get in the ring and do what I have to
DERRICK JAMES, Charloís Trainer
ďHaving two undisputed championships at the same time
would be amazing. It would be historic for Jermell.
ďItís gonna be back and forth early. Canelo has to
impose his will, and Jermell has to show him who he is.
You have to stop him from being his great self.
ďJermellís advantage is actually his size. You have to
maximize that advantage. Itís about what Jermell is able
to do. He doesnít have to become the guy, he has to be
ďYou win the fight in the gym. Youíre not pulling a
rabbit out of your hat. You have to go in the ring
having done it the right way.Ē