POUND-FOR-POUND topper and five weight world champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is the most sought after opponent in boxing right now.
Canelo has solidified his place at the top with his old school attitude of moving up and down the weights to face the sport’s best.
The Mexican fighter knocked out Sergey Kovalev on November 2 to win the WBO light heavyweight title, despite starting his career at welterweight.
He has defeated some of the biggest names including Gennadiy Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs and Miguel Cotto.
Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn says he has five potential opponents for Canelo from his massive stable of fighters.
Per Boxing Scene, Eddie Hearn said: “We’ve got five guys…Gennadiy Golovkin, Billy Joe Saunders, Callum Smith if he beats John Ryder, or John Ryder [if he beats Smith], Dimitry Bivol and Demetrius Andrade to fight Canelo.
He said: “It’s going to come from one of those five.”
It is widely believed that Canelo’s next dance will take place on Cinco De Mayo weekend.
Golovkin is a strong possibility having faced Canelo in two razor close bouts before. Both clashes were seen by hardcore boxing fans as an instance of the best fighting the best.
However, Canelo has since stated that he has no interest in facing ‘GGG’ again having seen his recent performances.
Hearn believes that Golovkin will have a quick recovery period after his mandatory IBF title defence in February against Kamil Szeremeta.
Talks of a blockbuster Anfield clash with Callum Smith began to circulate after Canelo stopped Rocky Fielding in 2018.
Smith is a huge super middleweight who is destined for light heavyweight, Canelo’s new home. There could be mileage in a clast at light heavy if Canelo does not want to drop back down.