Canelo Álvarez reveals the date on which his next fight will be

Canelo Álvarez, nuevo campeón indiscutido

Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez revealed the date on which he will make his next fight and it will be in May 2022, after becoming the universal champion of 168 pounds by knocking out Caleb Plant.

“Obviously you feel the wear with training and that is why I will wait until May, because you feel with the weight,” said the Mexican at the end of the contest. “I feel at my best. We knew how it was going to be, I knew it would be difficult as we overtook it. I think I would be back in May, my body needs rest, it deserves it “.

The boxer from Guadalajara defeated the American by technical knockout in the eleventh round. First he landed a left hook that put him in trouble, then a right hand and although Plant got up, Canelo he settled it.

Until the moment of arrest, all three judges had him winning on the scorecards. Patricia Morse Jarman saw 96-94, Dave moretti 97-93 and Steve Weisfield 98-92.

Although he still does not know who his next rival will be, he assured that he is willing to make the best fights, but asked for a few months off to think about what is next.

“What we want is to make the best fights,” he said. “We do not know what is coming, I want to enjoy this great victory because it is very important to me.”

Date and possible rival for Canelo

Among the options that sounded during the last are the Russian light heavyweight champions, Artur Beterbiev or Dmitry Bivol, as well as the median monarch of the CMB, Jermall charlo, or David benavidez.

“In January I could sit down to plan what is next for me,” said the boxer from Jalisco. “The truth is that I do not have options in mind for my future, I want to enjoy my triumph to the fullest. But I like challenges and something good will surely come out ”.

On becoming the first undisputed champion at 168 pounds, he said he is very proud.

“This is something historic for my country and for my team, it is something great for me and for my career,” he commented. “This fight 100% dedicated to Eddy reynoso that today is his birthday ”.

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