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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez Could Move Up To Heavyweight

Max Sherry


Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez Could Move Up To Heavyweight

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez could genuinely move up to heavyweight, according to Eddie Hearn.

The pound-for-pound king has been blitzing through most divisions, recently being crowned undisputed super-middleweight champion following his knockout victory over Caleb Plant.

Having won world titles at light-middleweight, middleweight and light-heavyweight, there are now talks of him taking a fight at cruiserweight against Ilunga Makabu.

Having just weighed in at 168 pounds to take on Plant, a jump up to cruiserweight would see the Mexican fan favourite stack on the weight and tip the scales at around 200 pounds.

But one man that reckons it's a genuine chance of happening is respected boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Speaking to iFL TV, he said: "I think with Canelo and Eddie Reynoso, they want challenges. They want to dare to be great which is tremendous for the sport.

"The Makabu fight is a cruiserweight fight that would give him another world championship victory, would get a lot of people talking as it did last night, and I think it's a good option for him.

"I think it's a dangerous fight. I was speaking to Tony Bellew - who could be looking real good in a few months if this happens - and he said that Makabu is a huge puncher, huge puncher, and very strong.

"I think that when you look at Saul the Golovkin fight is a huge fight financially, a lot of people would want to see that fight. But does that motivate him?

"I think he could become undisputed at 175 and I like that plan. But there is also the cruiserweight division.

"Listen, he could move up and fight at heavyweight. I mean, Usyk's not a massive heavyweight, Trevor Bryant's a world champion as well. Can he compete against those guys?

"Cruiserweight first, maybe. But I like the fight against Makabu. I think it's a dangerous fight, I think it's an exciting fight and as I said, Saul and Eddie are interested in making history.

"They're not interested in having normal, boring fights. Every fight has to mean something."

Makabu has lost just twice in his 30 professional bouts, but if there's one person capable of doing something big it's Canelo.

If he can secure a victory over Makabu, then who knows what lies ahead for Canelo in the heavyweight division?

Featured Image Credit: PA/Instagram/Canelo

Topics: Saul Canelo Alvarez, Boxing News, Boxing, Heavyweight, Eddie Hearn, Canelo, Australia, Canelo Alvarez

Max Sherry
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