Canelo has reportedly signed a three-fight deal with Al Haymon's PBC worth over $100million that will see him box under the guidance of the influential American advisor for the next 18 months.
The Mexican was tipped to take on Jermall Charlo but instead is fighting his twin brother Jermell who is the undisputed super-welterweight champion.
‘Iron Man’, who is jumping up two weight divisions for this bout, defended his titles last year by beating Brian Carlos Castano and he has only ever lost once throughout his career.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Canelo Alvarez vs Jermell Charlo.
Date: Saturday, September 30
The main ringwalks are expected at 4am UK time on Sunday, October 1, which is 8pm local time. It is being held at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA.
“I’m very happy to be involved in big fights like this.
"I hope that everybody enjoys this fight because it’s going to be a great night for the fans and for everybody who has wanted to see this fight for a long time.
“We’ll see if it’s true that I’ve lost a step. I understand what the people said, and I agree. I didn’t look my best in my last two fights, but I know why, and I’m ready for this fight. We’re going to see something different.
“I always say that outside of the ring, I look like I’m an easy opponent. But when fighters step in the ring with me, it’s completely different. It’s not the same watching me from outside the ring as it is actually being inside the ring with me. I’m a different guy.
“I think both Jermell and Jermall Charlo are great fighters. No disrespect to Jermall. But I think Jermell has had better opposition in his fights. I think he is the better fighter. That’s just what I think.
“I’m going to bring my best like always. I’ll bring my skills and my experience into the ring. I’m just going to do my best and that’s it.”
"When I got the call for this fight, there was nothing I could say other than 'let's go.' My whole career has kind of been all about chasing Canelo," Charlo said. "He's been the top guy for a long time. The fight has presented itself now and I just have to get in there, do my job and be the best that I can be.
"After September 30, people are gonna appreciate my skills and what I've been doing for so long, ever since I was a kid. With every fight, I come to put on a show, and I'm dangerous the whole fight. I want to be known as great."