Canelo Álvarez y Oleksandr Usyk

Carl Froch, a former super middleweight world champion, said that Oleksandr Usyk I would beat Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez in a possible cruiserweight fight.

“Any of the top light heavyweight boxers would be a threat to Canelo and also in cruiser weight, “he said. Froch in Sky Sports. “You don’t know if Oleksandr Usyk He would go down to cruising, but he has his eyes on the biggest division in the world, which is heavyweight. But I think that Usyk I would beat Canelo. It is very big and good for him ”.

Canelo will seek to return to the ring in May 2022 against the cruiserweight champion of the CMB, Ilunga Makabu, who will defend his belt on January 29 against Thabiso Mchunu.

Eddy reynoso, coach and manager of Saul, made a formal request to the CMB to go up two divisions from the current one to challenge Makabu. At some point they looked for Mchunu stepped aside, but they couldn’t.

For that reason, Usyk they questioned him a few weeks ago about facing Canelo and said that the condition that he would put is to continue as a heavyweight champion, go down and then go back up.

However, it seems unlikely that Oleksandr go back down to cruise, where he was universal champion. His last fight in that category was in November 2018, when he defeated Tony bellew by knockout in the eighth round.

Froch sees Beterbiev with a chance to beat Canelo

One of the rivals that has sounded the most for Canelo Alvarez in 2022 it is Russian Artur Beterbiev. Carl Froch he sees it with possibilities of defeating the boxer from Guadalajara.

“When Canelo moved up to light heavy, he chose his opponent very intelligently in Sergey Kovalev, who was close to closing his career, “he said Froch. “But Artur Beterbiev has a good chance of beating Canelo in a very good fight. I don’t think it would be from one side, because Beterbiev he is a strong light heavyweight, he is number one in the division and a threat ”.