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Canelo Charlo Undercard Media Day Quotes

Fighters competing on Saturday’s Canelo Álvarez vs. Jermell Charlo undercard showed off their skills for fans at a media workout before they enter the ring this Saturday, September 30 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The workout featured fighters on the SHOWTIME PPV undercard that will see undefeated sensation Jesus “Mono” Ramos Jr. take on top contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin in the co-main event, former world champions Yordenis Ugas and Mario “El Azteca” Barrios going toe-to-toe for the Interim WBC Welterweight Title, and rising middleweights Elijah Garcia and Armando Reséndiz squaring off in the pay-per-view opener at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The workout also included top heavyweight Frank “The Cuban Flash” Sanchez, who takes on Scott Alexander topping the SHOWTIME PPV COUNTDOWN, which streams live on the SHOWTIME SPORTS YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing® Facebook page beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Canelo Promotions and TGB Promotions, are available through

Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday from MGM Grand:


“I'm cool, calm, and collected right now. I’m embracing everything. It's a huge opportunity and a big stage, so I'm really excited about fighting on this card.

“I'm not a regular 22-year-old. I have great wins and a great resume. I'm not the ordinary 22-year-old prospect.”


“Activity brings the best out of me. I wanted to get back in the ring. On Saturday night, they're going to see the best Erickson Lubin.

“I've been doing this my whole life. I heard something earlier about it being an upset, but it won't be an upset. I'm one of the best in the division, and I'm going to deliver on Saturday.

“Ramos is going to figure out that experience is key, and that I'm one of the best in the game. He is going to take his first loss for sure. I'm looking to win in impressive fashion.”


“If there's one thing I'm not lacking, it's experience. I've been fighting against the best welterweights in the world for the past seven years, and this Saturday the world is going to see how I will reap the benefits of my experience.

“I have nothing but respect for every single Mexican fighter. I tip my hat to them, and I know that Barrios is going to be a really tough opponent. He's going to come at it really strong.”


“These next few years are going to be my prime years and I'm trying to get as much accomplished as possible. I feel like I can definitely make that happen here in Las Vegas.

“I have a tall frame, so getting down to 140 pounds was becoming very difficult. The welterweight division is where I'm going to be able to accomplish the most, and I'm just excited for these next few years.

“Ugas is a great fighter. He's been in there with some of the best welterweights. He's one of the few to hand the great Manny Pacquiao a defeat. Even when he fought Errol Spence Jr. before the eye injury, he was in that fight. He was making it very difficult, so we know Ugas is bringing a lot to the table.”


“I know what I'm worth. I could be a world champion soon. I remember seeing those old fighters when they were 20, 21, 22 years old fighting the best while fighting for titles. That's what I want to be part of. I want to make greatness and I want to show the world that I'm different.

“Fans can expect a real hard-earned fight. It's going to be an inside banging fight, and that's what everyone likes to see. I'm going to come out with my hand raised.”


“The strategy is really simple; listen to my corner and be attentive. Then, it's just about coming out and fighting with that Mexican style, that warm-blooded style that the fans are going to love on Saturday night.

“I'm so proud to be on the same card as Canelo. And trust me, I plan to take full advantage of this opportunity.

“I'm not about to make any predictions, but it's going to be another war. It's going to be a fantastic fight. Elijah Garcia is a tough fighter, and I know I'm going to get the best from him. The fans are going to see an amazing battle between us.”


“We're very proud and very thankful to have had our training camp in Lake Tahoe with Canelo and Eddy Reynoso. We were there in the altitude and the challenges it presented, but we accomplished everything we needed to.

“The heavyweight division doesn't need to realize anything about me because they already know how good I am. That's why the biggest fighters have been avoiding me. I'm going to show everybody what I'm worth inside the ring on Saturday night.”


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