It was previously reported that the frontrunner to land a Canelo Alvarez fight in September was the WBC cruiserweight world champion, Badou Jack. Now reports have surfaced from ESPN.com's Mike Coppinger that a new name has emerged to land Canelo's second fight in 2023 - Jermall Charlo.
Charlo, the current WBC middleweight champion, hasn't fought in two years and would be moving up to the super middleweight division for the opportunity to fight Canelo Alvarez.
This report has now further grown legs as ESPN.MX has reported that Jermall Charlo is expected to be Canelo's next opponent for the undisputed title Canelo holds which are the WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO super-middleweight world titles.
Charlo fights on the Premier Boxing Champions brand of boxing entertainment, and Canelo has fought under their umbrella to win his undisputed crown when he stopped Caleb Plant.
Canelo Alvarez last fought in May, in which he won a twelve-round unanimous decision over John Ryder. Charlo hasn't fought since May of 2021 when he got a twelve-round decision over Juan Macias Montiel.