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Canelo's Coach: "First Face Jermell Charlo, Then Pursue Jermall Charlo"

Eddy Reynoso, Canelo Alvarez's trainer, has made it clear that Canelo has set his sights on Jermall Charlo after squaring off with Jermell Charlo in Las Vegas on Showtime, scheduled for September 30th.

Promotional poster for Canelo vs Charlo on September 30th
Canelo Alvarez is set to battle Jermell Charlo in Las Vegas September 30th

Recognizing the unbeaten WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo's record (32-0, 22 KOs) and despite his inactivity for over two years, Reynoso believes Jermall is a suitable match for Canelo (59-2-2, 39 KOs) following his bout with the lesser Charlo, Jermell. Many boxing enthusiasts were anticipating Canelo's fight with WBC 168-lb mandatory challenger David Benavidez, who's been waiting for two years for his title opportunity.

Fans Left Disappointed

David Benavidez Jr.
David Benavidez Jr.

Regrettably, Reynoso's preference for Jermall means that Benavidez might never get his shot. If Canelo falls to Jermell, the Benavidez fight could be off the table entirely.

The future of Jermall's potential clash with Canelo is also uncertain, as recent YouTube videos depict him in less-than-ideal shape. Doubts arise whether Jermall can endure a training camp without breaking down or suffering an injury.

Reynoso also dismissed the possibility of a Canelo vs. Terence Crawford bout. He insisted that even if Crawford moved up to 168, the fight would not "come to fruition." Crawford's demand for a catchweight fight is a dead-end, and his inexperience against big names like Errol Spence Jr. is highlighted. Crawford's only chance of a lucrative fight with Canelo would be at 168 or 175.

Jermell Followed by Jermall

Canelo Alvarez (Right) with trainer Eddy Reynoso (Left)
Canelo Alvarez (Right) with trainer Eddy Reynoso (Left)

"It's going to be an unforgettable fight," Eddy Reynoso remarked about the upcoming Canelo vs. Jermell Charlo match. Reynoso praised the Charlo brothers and their trainer Derrick James, and he also provided insights into Canelo's mountain training to enhance his conditioning for the Charlo bout.

Reynoso elaborated on Canelo's focus and preparation, predicting a tremendous performance against Charlo. "We're going to fight Jermell Charlo first; then we're after Jermall," he affirmed.

Reynoso also touched on other boxing topics, like the fight between WBO super featherweight champion Emanuel Navarrete & Oscar Valdez, and spoke about Canelo's ongoing training efforts.

Reynoso Dismisses Canelo-Crawford Possibility

In the end, Reynoso closed the door on the much-discussed Canelo-Crawford fight. When addressing Crawford's desires to fight at 158, Reynoso said, "I don't think that fight will ever come to pass. He's too small."

This revelation leaves fans eager to watch Canelo's progression through the Charlo battles, but it also raises questions about other possible matchups and disappointments for those hoping for different bouts. The anticipation now builds towards the September 30th showdown between Canelo and Jermell Charlo, as fans and analysts alike look forward to what promises to be an epic battle.

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