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Canelo confirms his return to the ring in September teaming up with PBC

Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions and Canelo Alvarez are working together once more.

The Mexican boxing legend declared in a quick video uploaded to his Instagram account on Thursday that PBC will sponsor his upcoming fight in September. Although the undisputed super middleweight champion didn't name a rival, Jermall Charlo is thought to be the favourite to face Alvarez next for the IBF, WBA, WBC, and WBO 168-pound titles.

Haymon reportedly met with Alvarez and Eddy Reynoso, his manager and trainer, recently to discuss the prospect of challenging the undefeated WBC middleweight champion next. Before the month is over, possibly as early as this Friday, Alvarez, 32, will reveal who his following opponent will be.

Despite not competing for two years, Houston native Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) has long desired to challenge Alvarez (59-2-2, 39 KOs). Additionally, Charlo has often stated his desire to increase his weight from the super middleweight limit of 168 pounds to the middleweight limit of 160 pounds in exchange for that advantageous opportunity.

Alvarez's upcoming fight will be the main event of a Showtime Pay-Per-View show, though he hasn't officially announced that Charlo will be his next opponent. The date is probably going to be September 16, but as of Thursday, nothing was set in stone.


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