Saúl Álvarez will seek to unite the titles in the super middleweight class on November 6 when he faces Caleb Planta in a bid to snatch the IBF title that the Mexican lost.
But in the meantime, Canelo is already thinking about what 2022 will look like and the new challenges he will seek in order to remain the best fighter today and secure his entry into the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
But also promoter Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Boxing, who arranged some fights for the guy from Guadalajara after his departure from the Golden Boy Promotions, has plans for the Mexican fighter, which is why he’s already released the names of potential competitors to Canelo for next year. , especially if he happens to fight again in the light heavyweight category.
Who could be Canelo’s rival in 2022?
According to the promoter, there is a man Saúl lvarez will face next year for the month of May, where the people of Guadalajara usually fight to celebrate the Battle of Puebla on the 5th of that month, so it could be the first battle for Mexico in 2022.
The next challenge, in my opinion, is to get unchallenged at 175. So, Bevol will be the first stop. So, we’re looking at a fight between Dmitriy Bevol and John Ryder, possibly in the UK. And then I’d like to try to fight it against Canelo Alvarez in May,” Hearn said in a boxing interview with Chris Mannix.
On whether both fighters were considering each other, the promoter considered Bivol in Canelo’s plans for the next year and vice versa.
We have more options for Bivol, such as Callum Smith and Gilberto Ramírez Joshua Buatsi. But I think the plan has to be to keep fighting for the Canelo Alvarez fight because you need to be available and you have to be ready. I know Bevol is on Canelo Alvarez’s mind for the next challenge, which could weigh in at up to 175 pounds.”
Canelo doesn’t want to weigh in at 175 lbs
Once again, Saúl lvarez gave a resounding 175-pound figure. Although in the light heavyweight class he had an impressive result against Sergey Kovalev at the end of 2019, the Mexican is closing the door to rising to that weight and has already revealed why.
Although he knocked out the Russian fighter in an amazing fashion at this weight, Canelo confirmed that he does not intend to rise in 2021 or 2022, after thinking about it with his friend and coach Eddie Rinoso. Altapatio shared the reason why he and Rinoso were left out to fight in this division, at least for the time being.
No 175 no. Eddie already told me that in this section it is not because it gives many advantages. We’ll see what’s next, but for now we’re focused on winning those titles (168 pounds),” Canelo said in an interview with TUDN a few months ago.
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