Many names have been thrown around as potential opponents for Canelo Alvarez’s next bout. The most surprising choice has today emerged as the front-runner, Sergey Kovalev. That’s right, the WBO light heavyweight champion.
The P4P topper seems to be on a mission to take the GOAT status.
Alvarez is a 3 weight world champion and former opponent of Floyd Mayweather, given that the bout was at super welter and Canelo now campaigns at middleweight, many believed his move to super middle was a stretch.
However, Canelo’s demolition of Rocky Fielding in 2018 showed his ability to hang at the heavier weights. Could Canelo compete from welterweight to light heavyweight? More interesting still, could he become a champion at vastly different weights, Henry Armstrong style?
Kovalev is in talks to face monstrous English power-puncher Anthony Yarde. With that said, in his recent column for TalkSport, Yarde’s promoter Frank Warren says that does not take Canelo out of the picture: “And I haven’t spoken to Yarde or his trainer Tunde Ajayi about it yet – but I wouldn’t be adverse to letting that happen, so long as Anthony was guaranteed to face the winner.”
Other fighters who have been linked with a Canelo superfight include Callum Smith, Demetrius Andrade and Gennady Golovkin.
Smith holds the WBA super middleweight title. Andrade owns the WBO middleweight title, the one missing piece of the undisputed championship that Canelo desires.
And of course, there is unfinished business between Canelo and GGG, with a trilogy fight potentially being the biggest throwdown in recent years.
Is Canelo biting off more than he can chew? Or is he about to become the greatest of all time.
Source: Mike Coppinger
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