Esteemed trainer Abel Sanchez has broken down the fast approaching undisputed vs undisputed match up between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Jermell Charlo.
Light middleweight king Charlo will jump up two weight classes to challenge for Alvarez’ four 168lbs world titles on September 30th, and most see the American as a clear underdog.
And Sanchez told Fight Hub TV that he envisages ‘Canelo’ essentially beating the fight out of Charlo at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“I think Canelo by decision, because Charlo is a good fighter. Charlo, to me, is the kind of fighter who will step up to the competition and will give Canelo a hard time early.”
“But I think Canelo eventually catches up with him, maybe puts him down, and wins a 116-112 decision, something like that.”
“Canelo’s not a devastating puncher, but he’s a concussive puncher. He just hits you and hits you! He’s very busy, he lands his punches and he’s going to beat the heck out of you.”
“So I think that he beats on Charlo. I’m not going to say Charlo quits, but maybe he quits in his mind and stops trying to win and just survives. But I still think he gives him a tough fight.”
Though ‘Iron Man’ stands considerably taller than Alvarez, the Mexican star is expected to be considerably heavier by the time the pair step into the ring in a month’s time.
That said, some believe that, after over 60 professional fights, Alvarez is not the fighter he once was and that Charlo could be capable of springing the upset and landing what would be by far the biggest win of his career.