Who could be the next challenger to Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez will be involved in three fights throughout 2022 (Photo: Joe Camporell/Reuters)

future career plans Saul Alvarez He did not finish confirming his fight against Dmitry Bevol for the IBF belt (WBA) in light heavy weight. by promoter boxingcan face the Mexican Three battles throughout 2022. Although there are rumors that the match could be replayed Gennady Golovkin In September, the promoter of his last fight He is expected to meet in December.

Eddie Hearn He was present at the official presentation of the brawl between Joshua Poatsey and Craig Richardstwo boxers who knocked out part of their careers in a class 175 lbs. In this sense, he emphasized that if cinnamon Alvarez overcomes the challenge against Dimitri Bevol, he will have a chance Defending the light heavyweight belt against the winner Between Poatsey and Richards.

Joshua Poatsey or Craig Richards could face Canelo Alvarez in December (Photo: Andrew Canridge/REUTERS)
Joshua Poatsey or Craig Richards could face Canelo Alvarez in December (Photo: Andrew Canridge/REUTERS)

“Just wait, you know Canelo vs Bevol is coming. Maybe I’ll get the winner, to (Joshua Poatsey and Craig Richards) on May 21, Whoever comes out victorious can face whoever wins from Canelo and Bevol Confirmed in an interview with microphones Boxing talk.

The smallest potential competitor is Joshua Poatsey, 29 years old. He is a Ghanaian-born boxer, although in his time as an amateur is the UK. Measure 1.88 mie 13 cm more than cinnamon Alvarez, score 175 pounds in his last matches. Order ESPN It ranks seventh as the best S in its class.

Joshua Buatsi has an undefeated 15-0 record (Image: Instagram / @joshuabuatsi)
Joshua Buatsi has an undefeated 15-0 record (Image: Instagram / @joshuabuatsi)

His physical conditions and glove-wearing skills made him one of the best exponents in the 81kg category and he won Bronze medal when he participated in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. A year later, he made his professional debut against Spaniard Carlos Mina. He was a WBA champion and in his history of overcoming competitors is the Mexican Marco Antonio Briban. Over 15 matches, he delivered 13 knockouts and He did not know defeat.

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Craig Richards, the second candidate, was born in England in 1990. Unlike Bouatzi. His career has been shaped in the last two categories that Alvarez was in, Super medium and lightweight. He is 1.85 meters tall and has also set the highest weight limit in his class.

Craig Richards challenged Bevol for the world title in 2021, but failed with the decision (Image: Instagram/@_craigrichards_)
Craig Richards challenged Bevol for the world title in 2021, but failed with the decision (Image: Instagram/@_craigrichards_)

He made his professional debut in May 2015 and since then he has painted 20 fight (17-2-1). Having been a British Champion at £175, he had the chance Dmitry Bevol’s challenge in May 2021 for the world title what or what cinnamon Alvarez will play in May. However, the Russian excelled in 12 rounds and kept his belt thanks to Unanimous decision of the judges.

The Canelo promoter also revealed that a clause in the contract signed with the world’s best boxing duo consists of Find a location in London, England or Guadalajara, Jalisco To start the December battle. Which is that both Alvarez and Reynoso are interested in leaving the United States to bid in other latitudes.

cinnamon Alvarez wants to fight in the UK. We have that deal with him. If he’s successful when he fights Bevol, we’ll do it cinnamon against Golovkin in September. cinnamon And Eddie Reynoso wants to fight in December, they asked me to look for options Guadalajara and London (…) Both are great discount options cinnamon Alvarez in December,” he concluded.

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