Canelo reveals rival he would like to fight at 175 pounds

Canelo ve con buenos ojos pelea con Beterbiev

Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez revealed that it is not crazy to think that he can climb to 175 pounds to challenge the Russian Artur Beterbiev, champion for the CMB and FIB.

“It’s not crazy, I love the idea, I love challenges,” replied the Mexican after being asked about the Russian. “We are 100% focused on this fight and then we will see.”

The boxer from Guadalajara has already made a fight at light heavyweight. In November 2019 he defeated Sergey Kovalev by knockout in the eleventh round, to remove the belt from the OMB.

After that contest it was when he stayed in super middleweight, where he is going for his fifth fight in search of becoming the first universal champion of the category.

Too Bob arum, President of Top rank and who has signed Beterbiev, I affirm that Saul He told him that the Russian would be a good match for him.

However, he ruled out going back down to 160 pounds because the weight cut took a toll on power.

“No. The truth is that I left all my power there, I lost a lot of weight, “he ruled out. Canelo. “It was climbing well, it was climbing strong, but not as it should be.”

The last fight of Saul at 160 pounds it was before Daniel jacobs, whom he defeated by unanimous decision by cards of 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113.

His two previous middleweight fights were against Gennady Golovkin, in September 2017 and 2018. The first ended in a draw, while the second was won by a double majority decision 115-113 and 114-114.

Photo: Cancha.

Canelo wants Beterbiev

Canelo Alvarez considered that if there had been good management on the part of Oscar de la hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, was able to become champion in super welterweight and middleweight.

“Yes, the truth is, yes,” he replied. “I could have done it in 154, 160 I could have done it too. But bad administration ”.

An opponent who has asked for a fight with him is Jermall charlo, current monarch of CMB middleweight. However, whoever wants to challenge him will have to climb to at least 168 pounds.

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