Jermell Charlo has laid out his plan hollowing his fight against undisputed super middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez – and it’s safe to say he has some lofty ambitions.
Undisputed super-welterweight champion Charlo will be a significant underdog when he moves up two divisions to take on Alvarez on September 30, with many of the opinion that the Mexican will simply prove too big and too strong for him.
However, ‘Iron Man’ clearly does not share that view.
He explained to The Breakfast Club that he is ‘fighting for greatness,’ and expects to dethrone Alvarez, beat him again in a rematch before moving back down to 154lbs for a grudge match with Terence Crawford.
“After I beat Canelo, I know they’re going to want a rematch. So I’ll get that rematch with Canelo, let ‘Bud’ get his feet wet at 154, hopefully he can get that belt and I can then go back to 154 and become the two time undisputed champion in one weight division.”
“And already be the undisputed champion at super middleweight!”
Fans will hope to see a match-up between Charlo and undisputed welterweight champion Crawford at some point in the future, after ‘Bud’ taunted him whilst in the middle of his clash with Errol Spence Jr last month.
Despite Charlo’s desire for the fight, it remains to be seen how feasible him dropping back down two weight classes after the Canelo bout is, particularly if he endures significant punishment.
However, the American would be foolish to look past September 30 for a second, as it will be both the biggest and toughest fight of his career thus far.