Oscar De La Hoya believes Jermell Charlo is a dangerous fight for Canelo

Golden Boy Promotions supremo and former promoter of Canelo Alvarez, Oscar De La Hoya, feels the undisputed super-middleweight champion has picked arguably the most dangerous brother out of the Charlo brothers.

Canelo will defend his undisputed super-middleweight mantle against Jermell Charlo on the 30th of September in Las Vegas, Nevada, in what has been billed as undisputed vs undisputed due to Jermell currently holding all the titles at 154lbs.

It was previously suggested that Canelo would face the current WBC world middleweight champion, Jermall Charlo. However, due to injuries and personal issues on behalf of Jermall, a deal couldn't be agreed upon for the 30th of September date. Filling his position, brother, Jermell stepped in and signed for the fight with Canelo instead.

De La Hoya has warned Canelo of the dangers of facing Jermell. De La Hoya feels that the speed and aggressive, in-your-face nature of Jermell’s boxing style could prove difficult for his promotional client. Ultimately, De La Hoya feels Jermell Charlo is a much more testing fight than if Canelo was to face Jermall Charlo.

"Undisputed vs. undisputed, it's great for boxing. People are surprised that he went with the smaller fighter, but I think the smaller Charlo could be even more dangerous for Canelo, because he has speed and fights harder, and he's in your face," De La Hoya explained to

However, De La Hoya was not ignorant of the task at hand which Jermell faces when he steps into the ring on the 30th of September. Jermell has agreed to move up two-weight classes with a 14lb weight disparity between 154 lbs & 168 lbs. A tough ask for any fighter considering the level of Canelo’s calibre.

"First of all, I take my hat off to Charlo for doing that. I understand it's a big payday for him, and he obviously he took that into account when making the decision to fight Canelo, but it will be a difficult task," De La Hoya said.