Canelo was expected to face Charlo’s twin brother – Jermall, who holds the WBC middleweight belt – but will instead box the super-welterweight champion in Las Vegas.
The 33-year-olds will square off at the T-Mobile Arena, where Canelo retained his belts in a trilogy bout against Gennady Golovkin 12 months ago. The Mexican then returned to his home country in May, securing another decision win as he beat John Ryder.
Meanwhile, Charlo’s last fight was in May 2022, a week after Canelo was outpointed by Dmitry Bivol in a light-heavyweight title fight. American Charlo stopped Brian Castano in Round 10 to improve upon his draw with the Argentine from 2021.
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When is the fight?
The fight will take place on Saturday 30 September, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The main card is due to begin at 1am BST on Sunday 1 October (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET on Saturday). Ring walks for the main event are then expected at 4am BST on Sunday (8pm PT, 10pm CT, 11pm ET on Saturday).
How can I watch it?
No UK broadcaster has yet been announced for the fight. In the US, it will air on Showtime pay-per-view at a cost of $84.99.
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Canelo – 30/100
Charlo – 3/1
Draw – 18/1
Full card (subject to change)
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (C) vs Jermell Charlo (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF super-middleweight titles)
Yordenis Ugas vs Mario Barrios (WBC interim welterweight title)
Jesus Alejandro Ramos Jr vs Erickson Lubin (super-welterweight)
Elijah Garcia vs Jose Armando Resendiz (middleweight)
Frank Sanchez vs Scott Alexander (heavyweight)
Gabriel Valenzuela vs Yeis Gabriel Solano (super-lightweight)
Terrell Gausha vs KeAndre Leatherwood (middleweight)
Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs Isaac Rodrigues (light-heavyweight)
Curmel Moton vs Ezequiel Flores (super-featherweight)
Justin Viloria vs Angel Barrera (super-featherweight)
Bek Nurmaganbet vs Abimbola Osundairo (super-middleweight)
Abilkhan Amankul vs Joeshon James (middleweight)