Jermell Charlo has got the biggest fight of his career coming up this weekend in Las Vegas against Saul ‘Canelo ‘ Alvarez and has been speaking about the rematch clause.
The fight sees Charlo stepping up two weight divisions to have a shot at all four of the major super-middleweight titles owned by Canelo.
He is coming off a long lay-off having last fought in May 2022 when he defended his titles and won the WBO belt against Brian Carlos Castano to become undisputed.
That was a rematch one year after the pair fought to a split draw the first time around. Though he is the one jumping up in weight, Charlo is naturally the taller man at 6′ 0″ with a 73″ reach to Canelo who is 5’8″ with a 70.5″ reach. Many think that if he can use that reach and his good footwork to box at range, he stands a good chance of the upset win.
Canelo last fought in May of this year to take his record to 59 wins and just two losses.
Speaking to Blue Blood Sports TV, Charlo confirmed there is a rematch clause.
“Yes, there is a rematch clause in this contract, I’m looking forward to a rematch because god forbid I don’t win this fight then, of course, he’d move on to the contract he has to fulfill for PBC.”
Charlo was then asked about his relaxed demeanour ahead of the fight but dismissed claims he’s too relaxed.
“I’m more than ready for the fight.”
It’s a fascinating match-up that will go some way to proving whether or not Canelo is on the slide as some people have suspected following a rare loss to Dimitry Bivol and two distance wins against John Ryder and Gennady Golovkin in his last three fights.