Battle week is formally underway.
Tremendous middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and challenger Jermell Charlo on Tuesday made their ceremonial grand arrivals on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the place they’ll battle on Saturday night time.
The battle is scheduled to happen at T-Cellular Area and will likely be accessible on pay-per-view.
Alvarez (59-2-2, 39 KOs) was grateful for a rousing reception from his followers. The 168-pound champion doesn’t plan to disappoint them.
“I really feel the love and assist from my folks, and I’m proud to symbolize my nation,” he mentioned. “I’m 100% proper now and able to present you a distinct Canelo on Saturday.
“Charlo is a superb fighter who is aware of learn how to field. He’s robust and has nothing to lose. He got here to my division to win all of it. However I’ve been on this place for a very long time, and I’m prepared.”
Charlo, the undisputed 154-pound champ, believes the battle will likely be his popping out get together.
“These followers suppose Canelo is the perfect on the earth, however I’m going to return right here and present that I’m the perfect,” he mentioned. “I do that for the canine, the hungry ones. I do it for the animals. I’m made for this. After I beat Canelo, the world will likely be screaming ‘Charlo, Charlo!’ You dig?
“Now it’s my flip, my time, my second. I’m going to shine on Saturday night time. We are able to’t discuss it; we’ve to be about it. Come battle night time, you’ll all see what meaning.”
Listed here are photographs from the arrivals. All pictures by Esther Lin of Showtime.