Undisputed Junior Middleweight World Champion and Houston-native Jermell Charlo received a hometown send-off on Saturday before he headed to Las Vegas to challenge Undisputed Super Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez headlining a Showtime PPV on September 30 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Canelo Promotions will present the Premier Boxing Champions pay-per-view. (photos by Andrew Hemingway)

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Charlo’s big day began with him holding a boxing clinic for the Stafford Boys & Girls Club as part of the day’s tailgating festivities at Cougar Alley before the University of Houston versus Sam Houston State University game that evening. During the game, Charlo was honored and acknowledged on the field in a formal presentation in front of the crowd at TDECU Stadium.

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“Houston means so much to me and it’s extremely motivating to feel their support before I step into the biggest fight of my career,” said Charlo. “Me and my brother Jermall have been putting on for our city for so many years, and on Saturday, September 30 I know I’m gonna have Houston in my corner. I can’t wait to represent what this city is all about.”

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

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