Jermell Charlo will enter the Canelo Alvarez as the Undisputed Champion, but will not leave the ring with the same status.
WBO has revealed that they would strip Jermell Charlo off the WBO Super-Welterweight World Title right when his fight with Canelo Alvarez starts on September 30. Also, the interim title holder Tim Tszyu will be elevated as the full-time WBO Super-Welterweight World Champion.
Canelo Alvarez vs Jermell Charlo is billed as “Undisputed vs Undisputed” and hence WBO will allow him to be introduced as the WBO World Champion before the start of the bout.
‼️ The WBO have now ruled that Jermell Charlo will be stripped of his WBO super-welterweight world title when the Canelo Alvarez fight starts on Sept 30th, with ‘interim’ belt holder Tim Tszyu upgraded to become full world champion. WBO will allow Charlo to be introduced as their…— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) August 3, 2023
However, WBO will strip him of the title once the bell rings due to not facing his mandatory challenger. Charlo was supposed to face Tim Tszyu for the Undisputed titles earlier this year in January. But, the bout got postponed twice due to Charlo’s hand injury and then he decided to face Canelo instead of Tszyu.
Jermell Charlo won the WBO World title in his most recent bout against Brian Castano in May 2022, where saw him becoming the undisputed super welterweight champion. He didn’t even get a chance to defend this title. And now, he will have to beat Tim Tszyu after the Canelo fight to win this title again.
Will Jermell be able to defeat Canelo Alvarez? Will he go after the WBO World Title once again?