Artur Beterbiev left open his intention to fight against Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and he assured that everything depends on the Mexican.
“I’m sure I’m interested (in fighting with Canelo) ”, He confessed Artur Beterbiev to the english newspaper The Sun. “Ask him, because as far as I’m concerned he would say yes, but I can’t answer for him.”
The Russian is champion of 175 pounds by the CMB Y FIB and will expose its belts for the first time since 2019, when it is measured at Adam deines this weekend in Moscow, Russia.
Beterbiev He has also expressed his intentions to go in the future for Dimitry Bivol, who holds the scepter of AMB in the semi-complete category.
Canelo and his refusal to fight again at 175 pounds
Despite Canelo got a win over Sergey Kovalev in the 175-pound division in 2019, a clash with Beterbiev It does not seem that he is in the panorama of Guadalajara, since he has commented that he does not want to return to that category.
“No, 175 pounds no longer,” he commented in an interview for TUDN. “He already told me Eddy reynoso that in that division is to give many advantages, for now we are focused on winning the 168-pound titles ”.
Canelo knocked out in the 11th round Kovalev by the belt of the OMB on November 2, 2019, in the only Mexican contest in that category.
Look for other options
Beterbiev The 36-year-old also revealed that he would be willing to climb beyond 175 pounds if there is a good fight ahead.
“Maybe I would look to go up to cruiserweight if there is a good fight ahead, but as long as there is not one, I do not see the need to go up,” he said.