Jermall Charlo or Terence Crawford: Canelo Alvarez Set to Fight on May 4 but Against Which American?

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Canelo Alvarez is set to make his return to the ring after his last fight against Jermell Charlo in September last year.

While several well-known boxers showed interest in Alvarez, Canelo will face an American fighter on the Cinco de Mayo weekend this year. Besides Terence Crawford, Jermall Charlo publicly expressed his desire to fight the Mexican boxer.

While Crawford was motivated by his dream to become undisputed in three divisions, Jermall wanted to avenge his brother’s loss against Alvarez. Well, after months, it looks like Alvarez has made up his mind on the American he would face next.

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After Canelo Alvarez beat Jermell Charlo on September 30th, Jermall Charlo, via Instagram Live, declared he would avenge his brother’s loss against the Mexican boxer. Ahead of his November fight against Jose Benavidez Jr., ‘Hit Man’ reiterated his wish, saying he was open to fighting both Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant in 2024. In addition, he mentioned that he would try to sign a deal with Canelo for Cinco de Mayo. On the other hand, Terence Crawford hoped he would face Alvarez at a catchweight – “158lbs or 160lbs“. But, Alvarez clearly stated he could not “go down anymore“.

However, after the IBF stripped ‘Bud’, Crawford continued claiming he could handle Alvarez’s boxing prowess. For Crawford, who believed in his skills, Canelo was not “Deontay Wilder or anything like that“. But, currently, it is very unlikely that Crawford would lay his hands on Alvarez. As per The Ring, Jermall Charlo and Canelo Alvarez are close to sharing the ring on the 4th of May in Las Vegas. In that case, it seems Jermall Charlo will have the opportunity to  cause a major upset in the boxing world.

In his latest performance against Jose Benavidez Jr., Charlo displayed he was still a force to reckon with. Therefore, should the fight with Canelo come to fruition, it would be a treat for boxing fans.


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