Jermall Charlo suggests that he has a contract signed to face Canelo

Jermall Charlo (32-0), who had been expected to face super-middleweight supremo Canelo Alvarez [59-2-1] before his brother, Jermell, who holds a record of 35 wins against one loss and draw respectively (undisputed 154lb ruler), was handed the opportunity to face Alvarez instead. The announcement, which came on June 30 by Canelo, sent news wires and observers into overdrive who believed that it was an honest mistake by Canelo to announce the wrong brother as his opponent for a September 30 encounter.

It wasn’t a mistake, and Canelo & Jermell will be in opposite corners as Jermell steps up two weight classes to face and challenge the undisputed super-middleweight champion.

Jermall Charlo, the WBC world middleweight champion, insisted on his personal Instagram channel that he handed his brother, Jermell the opportunity to face Canelo over himself. Jermall has been absent from the ring for over two years due to injuries and mental health issues.

“I gave the fight to my brother, and I’m still [going to] fight Canelo,” said Charlo recently on Instagram Live.

Once he has fought Jermell, Canelo will have two fights remaining of a three deal which he signed with Premier Boxing Champions, the promotional entity of Al Haymon.

Speculation on who’s on Canelo’s list to fulfil his remaining two fights post-Jermall has already begun, with the likes of WBC interim super-middleweight champion David Benavidez & WBA “regular” champion David Morrell already touted as possible opponents of Canelo. Surprisingly, Errol Spence Jr has also thrown his hat into the ring as a potential opponent for Canelo,

Jermall, while speaking on Instagram, has said that he already has in place a signed contract to fight Canelo once he has fought Jermell, and that suggested that he will be the next opponent following any outcome between his brother and Canelo.

“I got a contract signed with Canelo. After he fights my brother, he has to fight me, so we going to triple team that bitch.”