Canelo Alvarez Has Vacated the WBO Light Heavyweight Title
The WBO has officially announced that boxing’s biggest earner Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (53-1-2, 36ko) has vacated the WBO light heavyweight championship. There was a mutual agreement reached by both parties to uphold with the organizations rule that the champion can’t hold multiple titles in a different division.
Furthermore, the organization explains the Mexican mega-star will however, maintain the WBO “Super” champion status. This gives the ability to become mandatory challenger to all WBO titles from any division.
Alvarez issued a statement thanking the WBO, expressing the fruitfulness of their relationship.
“I know that my accomplishments in the ring have brought pride to my fans and country. I have long enjoyed my relationship with the WBO and appreciate all they do to preserve and enhance the sport.
This agreement allows the WBO to have it’s light-heavyweight title contested regularly, and allows me to pursue bouts against the best opponents, regardless of weight class.”
THE NEXT STEP
Alvarez has plenty of options, this is true. There is no shortage of challenges between middleweight and super middleweight that wouldn’t make for a great fight.
Numerous champions have all expressed wanting to fight the Mexican mega-star. First there’s super middleweight champions Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders. Then there are middleweight champions WBO Demetrius Andrade and WBC Jermall Charlo. Finally, there’s a trilogy fight with IBF champion Gennady Golovkin that is still on the table.
In addition, there won’t be a waiting line for the Mexican star. Any of the champions would happily drop everything for that big of a payday.
Whatever the next will be, stay plugged into 3kingsboxing.com for the latest update.
By: Garrisson Bland