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Canelo Alvarez’s Four-Man Shortlist For His Next Fight Has Been Revealed

Canelo Alvarez’s Four-Man Shortlist For His Next Fight Has Been Revealed

Four-weight world champion Canelo Alvarez will either be at 160lbs or 168lbs for his next fight in May, according to trainer Eddy Reynoso.

The 29-year-old Mexican boxing star captured the WBO light heavyweight title in his clash with Sergey Kovalev last month.

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Reynoso has said that his fighter's next opponent will be revealed on 15th January and discussions are ongoing with Alvarez's exclusive broadcasters, DAZN, about their fight plans.

And Alvarez's longtime trainer has revealed the four names on their shortlist for the Mexican's next fight.

He told FightHype: "Our plans are to fight at 160 and 168. There are a lot of names.

"The Golovkin trilogy, Callum Smith, John Ryder, Billy Joe Saunders.

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"We have five months until the date we have in May for when Canelo always fights in.

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"There's plenty of time for Canelo to go back down to 160 or 168. That's not a problem for us.

"Right now, we're going to give it to DAZN to see what's available to us out there.

"We plan on making an announcement for the fight in May for Canelo on January 15, after the New Year."

Alvarez bulked up to 175lbs for his clash with Kovalev in November, but there was speculation that he had vacated the WBA (Regular) title last week.

However, Reynoso dismissed the idea that Alvarez had dropped the belt and is confident in the fighter's ability to lose weight if needed.

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"One was a unification [against Daniel Jacobs] at middleweight, and then to go conquer a fourth division at light heavyweight," he said.

"Ryan [Garcia] is doing big things and Oscar [Valdez] as well. We were never contacted by the WBA.

"And we consider ourselves champions at 160, 169 and 175 pounds. We never gave up or vacated the title."

Alvarez has since entered into a heated rivalry with UFC star Jorge Masvidal, who is willing to set up a crossover fight with the four-weight champ.

And Alvarez has since called out fierce rival Floyd Mayweather after the undefeated boxer announced he was coming out of retirement in 2020.

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Topics: Billy Joe Saunders, Boxing News, Boxing, Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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