T-MOBILE ARENA, LAS VEGAS — Undisputed super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo will dare to be great when he goes up two weight classes to challenge boxing’s biggest superstar, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, for the undisputed super middleweight title.
Canelo (59-2-2, 39 KOs) will look to make his third defense of the undisputed super middleweight championship. He unified all four major titles when he knocked out Caleb Plant in November 2021.
After suffering a hiccup when he fell short in attempting to gain light heavyweight gold against Dmitry Bivol, the 33-year-old superstar returned to super middleweight and successfully defended his titles against Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin and John Ryder.
Some think that Canelo is showing signs of a decline and the Mexican is out to show that he’s still the best in the world. “People will always have something negative to say. I have to prove that I’m still on top,” Canelo said at Wednesday’s final press conference.
As for Charlo, this is the moment he has been waiting for. After becoming the undisputed super welterweight champion last May when he defeated Brian Castano, Charlo has had to deal with injuries in training camp that prevented him from defending those titles against the hard-hitting Tim Tszyu.
But when one door closed, another opened. Canelo was originally set to face Jermell’s twin brother, Jermall, but when Jermall was unable to take the fight, Jermell stepped in and took the opportunity to make boxing history.
Charlo said: “Making history means everything to me. That’s what it’s all about. We’ll come back to these moments later in life and look back and enjoy it. Canelo is the kind of fighter you can’t take for granted. He’s done everything in this sport of boxing and he’s got nothing to prove.”
Canelo didn’t take those words lightly because he has heard the skeptics say that he isn’t the fighter he once was and aims to make an example out of Charlo. “Jermell is right, I have nothing to prove,” Canelo said. “But this time, I have something to prove to him. He never believed in my skills. He’s been calling me out. Now I have the opportunity to show him my skills. And that motivates me.”
One fighter is looking to protect his legacy while the other is ready to start his. Who will come out on top?
The Sporting News will provide live updates of the main event and a stacked undercard live from Las Vegas. Stay tuned!
Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo live updates, results, highlights
SN Unofficial Scorecard:
Round Two: Hard right hand lands for Canelo lands. Canelo backs Charlo into the ropes and lands a body shot. Charlo continues to be jab. Body shot for Charlo lands. Right hook to the body for Canelo. Canelo bounces a body shot and a hook off of Charlo. Charlo is giving Canelo nothing to respect as Canelo rips him to the body. Does Charlo want to fight?
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 Canelo (20-18 Canelo)
Round One: The two circle each other and no punches are thrown for a minute. Canelo misses a huge body punch. Canelo closed the distance but still no shots landed by either fighter. Canelo lands a short left hook. Charlo begins to pump the jab to back Canelo off but Canelo is lurking. Nothing but pressure but not a whole lot else.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 Canelo
11:34 p.m.: The main event is up next. Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo for Canelo’s undisputed super middleweight championship. We’re going to round-by-round coverage from here on out! Stay tuned!
Erickson Lubin takes controversial decision over Jesus Ramos in snoozer
Scores: 115-113, 116-112 & 117-111
11:29 p.m. ET: Well, that was surprising. It felt like Ramos was in control but all three judges found a way to give Ramos the decision. Although it wasn’t a great fight, it certainly didn’t appear to be a close fight and it definitely wasn’t one that Lubin appeared to be winning. Alas, Lubin won a fight that few will remember outside of the controversial decision.
11:16 p.m. ET: Two rounds left and this crowd is fed up with the lack of action between Ramos and Lubin. Fans are more interested in watching the celebrities walk in.
11:04 p.m. ET: Through seven rounds, Ramos has been in control in what has been a relatively tame affair with Lubin. Nothing much to write home about. Just a workman-like effort from Ramos as he continues to apply pressure while Lubin seems content to fight off of his backfoot. It’s not great.
10:24 p.m. ET: Co-main event is up next as Jesus Ramos (20-0, 16 KOs) faces Erickson Lubin (25-2, 18 KOs) in a WBC/WBA super welterweight title eliminator.
Barrios claims interim WBC welterweight title with wide decision over Ugas
Scores: 117-108, 118-107 & 118-107
10:08 p.m. ET: We had some added drama down the stretch as Barrios dropped Ugas late and appeared to be on the verge of getting stopped. Ugas spit out his mouthpiece on two occasions to slow down the beating but lost a point in the process. It didn’t matter as Barrios was well ahead and secured the decision and the title.
10:00 p.m. ET: The condition of Ugas’ right eye continues to worsen as we head into the championship rounds. And the way that this fight is going, this could be the beginning of the end for Ugas’ career if things don’t turn around in the final six minutes.
9:50 p.m. ET: Things are getting interesting as we head into the ninth round. There is clear damage on Ugas’ right eye, the same orbital bone that was broken by Errol Spence Jr. last year. He’s fought a decent fight and appeared to have rebounded after the early knockdown but he’s going to have to finish strong in order to get a decision here tonight.
9:26 p.m. ET: Barrios scored a knockdown at the end of round two to make this fight very interesting. Ugas walked into a stiff jab and hit the canvas. Although he wasn’t terribly hurt, it’ll be interesting to see how his punch resistance holds up over the duration of the fight.
9:00 p.m. ET: Next is Yordenis Ugas (27-5, 12 KOs) vs. Mario Barrios (27-2, 18 KOs) for the WBC interim super welterweight championship. Ugas is back in action over a year after suffering an eye injury in defeat against Errol Spence Jr. while Barrios will have his third fight at 147 pounds.
Elijah Garcia stops Armando Resendiz in eight
8:56 p.m. ET: Garcia finished the job in style. Although Resendiz was in the fight, Garcia’s power punches were having more of an effect on him in the later rounds. Garcia dropped Resendiz with a body shot and a hook to the head in the eighth round. Garcia then took his time picking his spots as a huge combination forced the hand of referee Tony Weeks at the 1:26 mark to get his 16th victory. The middleweight division could use some new blood and Garcia might be the future of the division.
8:39 p.m. ET: Through six rounds, Garcia has looked excellent against Resendiz. He’s winning the combination exchanges and landing the heavier shots. Resendiz is very game and trying to build momentum off of his upset win over Jarrett Hurd but the 20-year-old Garcia is proving to be too much for him.
8:13 p.m. ET: The PPV card is kicking off with the undefeated Elijah Garcia (15-0, 12 KOs) taking on Armando Resendiz (14-1, 10 KOs) in middleweight action.
7:42 p.m. ET: The early preliminary fights are all wrapped up and we’re moments away from the PPV portion of Canelo-Charlo. Early on we had knockouts from Frank Sanchez and Oleksandr Gvozdyk while Terrell Gausha won a majority decision. Scroll down for the early results but stay tuned to our live coverage.
The main card starts at 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT | 1 a.m. BST | 10 a.m. BST | 1 a.m. BST | 10 a.m. AEST.
When is Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo?
|Region||Date||Main Card Start Time||Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)|
|USA and Canada (ET)||Saturday, September 30||8 p.m. ET||11:15 p.m. ET|
|USA and Canada (PT)||Saturday, September 30||5 p.m. PT||8 p.m. PT|
|UK and Ireland||Sunday, October 1||1 a.m. BST||4:15 a.m. BST|
|Australia||Sunday, October 1||10 a.m. AEST||1:15 p.m. AEST|
How to watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo
|Region||TV channel||Live streaming|
|UK and Ireland||DAZN 1 HD||DAZN|
|Australia||—||Main Event on Kayo|
Canelo vs. Charlo airs on Showtime PPV in the U.S.
Viewers can stream Showtime via Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox ONE, a laptop, or any mobile or tablet device.
In the U.K. and Ireland, the fight airs on DAZN, at no extra cost. Now available as a Sky channel, DAZN 1 HD is exclusive to Sky.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo full card
- Canelo Alvarez (c) vs. Jermell Charlo for the undisputed super middleweight titles
- Erickson Lubin def Jesus Ramos Jr. via unanimous decision (115-113, 116-112 & 117-111)
- Mario Barrios def. Yordenis Ugas via unanimous decision (117-108, 118-107 & 118-107) for the interim WBC welterweight title
- Elijah Garcia def. Armando Resendiz via 8th round TKO (1:23)
- Frank Sanchez def. Scott Alexander via 4th round TKO (3:00)
- Oleksandr Gvozdyk def. Isaac Rodrigues via. 2nd round TKO (:54)
- Terrell Gausha def. KeAndrae Leatherwood via majority decision (78-74, 78-74 & 76-76)
- Curmel Moton vs. Ezequiel Flores; Super Featherweights