Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez revealed that by 2022 he wants to keep up the pace and wants to have four fights, after his match against Caleb Plant on November 6.
“The following year I want to fight four times,” he said in an interview for Complex. “We will see what is on the table, but I promise you it will be worth it and it will be a great fight.”
Until now, Canelo He has not said what his plans are for next year, should he become the first universal super middleweight champion.
The boxer from Guadalajara signed with PBC from Al haymon for this confrontation and among the fighters who have signed are David benavidez and Jermall charlo, to whom it has been mentioned that they could face the Mexican.
In the case of Benavidez He has been very insistent in recent months in his quest to fight Saúl to become world champion again.
“Right now, I don’t know,” he replied about what he would like to do in his next matches. “We are 100% focused on this fight.”
The future of Canelo
When negotiations with Plant they fell, Saul He even mentioned that he could climb to 175 pounds to challenge one of the champions of that division. However, he decided to negotiate with Caleb to unify the super middleweight category.
Dmitry Bivol and Artur Beterbiev are two of the light heavyweight monarchs who at some point have been handled as possible rivals of Alvarez.
Canelo already fought in that division and became world champion. In November 2019 he fought against Sergey Kovalev, whom he beat by knockout in the eleventh round.
Thereafter, Canelo decided to stay at 168 pounds. In December 2020 he defeated Callum smith, then in February of this year he defeated Avni Yildirim and in May he beat Billy joe saunders to take away the championship of the OMB.
Whether at 168 or 175 pounds, the Mexican has rivals who can put up an attractive fight.