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Jermell Charlo outlines his three fight plan

Jermell Charlo

Undisputed junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo 35-1-1 (19) plans on having two fights at super middleweight before returning to the weight division where he made his name.

The 33-year-old Texan is scheduled to challenge WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF 168-pound champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez 59-2-2 (39) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 30.

But Charlo won’t be returning to 154-pounds straight away. He expects Mexican superstar Alvarez, 33, to demand a rematch with him after he gets the win.

It has been widely speculated that Charlo would return to junior middleweight to face undisputed welterweight champion Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford 40-0 (31) who knocked out his stablemate Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence Jr 28-1 (22) in Las Vegas on the last Saturday of July.

Charlo, was ringside for that bout and traded barbs with Crawford during the fight, says he want all the smoke.

“After I beat Canelo, I know they’re going to want a rematch,” Charlo said to The Breakfast Club.

“So I’ll get that rematch with Canelo, let ‘Bud’ get his feet wet at 154, hopefully he can get that belt and I can then go back to 154 and become the two-time undisputed champion in one weight division and already be the undisputed champion at super middleweight!”

Becoming the undisputed super middleweight champion of the world might be easier said than done. Alvarez has established himself as the boss of the division since moving into the weight class three years ago, where he is undefeated in six outings.

But at six-foot Charlo will have the height and reach advantage over Alvarez to the tune of four inches and three inches respectively.

Not that it bothers the champ.

“He’s bigger than me,” Alvarez admitted last week. “Everybody’s bigger than me. I’m a smaller fighter in these weight classes. So, I’m a smaller fighter, but I’m cabrón.”

For Charlo, the challenge will be finding the right weight to come in at. Too heavy and he could lose some of his speed and mobility; too like and he could compromise his strength.

His trainer Derrick James wants him to be around the 164-pound mark for the weigh-in to get the best of both worlds, but to hear Charlo tell it, he plans on coming in bang on the divisional limit.

“I ain’t worried about it,” Charlo said about jumping up two weight classes. “Like we both gotta weigh in at 168, so it is what it is. He gotta be 168. He ain’t 168 today. I ain’t 168 today, so I like all of that talk because that confuses the world. Just like, you know, they gonna follow what they follow. And that’s what help keep you guys going, because y’all create y’all own narrative.

“I’mma come in at ’68. I’mma feel good. I know I’mma feel good.”