Is Canelo Alvarez looking to leave middleweight?
Unified middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez could be gearing up to leave the middleweight division. The Mexican star is coming off his best performance, winning the IBF title from Daniel Jacobs back in May 2019.
Recently, the WBC named the Mexican boxing star “Franchise Champion”. Also, rumors exist of possible fights with WBC Super middleweight champion Callum Smith and WBO light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. Given this information, the boxing community wonders if boxing’s biggest star is looking to conquer another division.
However, there are quality fights at middleweight that still hold value. A trilogy bout with former champion Gennady Golovkin still remains one of the biggest money-making fights in boxing.
It’s undoubtedly one of the reasons why the Kazakh fighter signed with DAZN back in March. The former world champion is adamant about getting his title back. He also believes he defeated the Mexican star both times in their two rivalry bouts.
Now if it’s undisputed, which is something that everyone in the boxing community prefers, then the next gainful opponent is the undefeated slick southpaw WBO champion Demetrius Andrade.
The Rhode Island champion hasn’t been shy about wanting a fight with either Alvarez or Golovkin, as reported by 3kingsboxing.com.
Alvarez could become the first Mexican to be crowned undisputed champion since the 1970s. At that time, only two titles were needed to be undisputed as opposed to the four required now.
It’s worth noting that with the change in status regarding to the WBC situation, a fight with newly-elevated champion Jermall Charlo would have to take place in order to legitimately be crowned undisputed.
As it stands, there are several options for boxing’s biggest cash cow. We will all have to wait and see what’s next.
By: Garrisson Bland