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Canelo Alvarez Called Out To A 'Proper Challenge' At A Weight He's NEVER Fought At, It'd Be Historic

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Canelo Alvarez Called Out To A 'Proper Challenge' At A Weight He's NEVER Fought At, It'd Be Historic

Canelo Alvarez has been sensationally called out to a 'proper challenge' by cruiserweight world champion Mairis Briedis.

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Canelo became undisputed super-middleweight world champion when he stopped Caleb Plant in Las Vegas last weekend.

His stunning 11th round TKO victory saw him pick up the final piece in the 168lb division, claiming Plant's IBF title.

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The Mexican phenom is looking for his next assignment, with Eddie Hearn teasing a match-up against one of the light-heavyweight world champions.

But the 31-year-old has been called out to a fight beyond the 175lbs division as Bredis, who holds the WBO and The Ring cruiserweight world titles, wants a piece of the boxing superstar.

On social media, he wrote: "Doesn't seem like @canelo will find a levelled fight at SMW or LHW.

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"What a machine! Ready to test waters at CW for a proper challenge?"

So, Canelo has fought as high as light-heavyweight when he defeated Sergey Kovalev to win the WBO light-heavyweight title in 2019.

Though a venture to cruiserweight would be the highest weight division he has fought at in his storied career.

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Bredis, 36, has 28 professional victories to his name - with his sole defeat to Oleksandr Usyk.

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What's more, boxing royalty Bernard Hopkins has backed Canelo to compete at the cruiserweight limit and reckons he would 'sweep' the light-heavyweight division, which includes the likes of Dmitry Bivol and Artur Beterbiev.

"Canelo can already compete up to cruiserweight," Hopkins told Fighthype.com via Boxing Scene.

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"But the light heavyweight division, I think he sweeps that."

He added: "He's willing to put the work in. He's willing to go through anything that has to go through to be great.

"And I think that he's in a position of the mentality of a fighter and just want to do great things from here on out."

Who do you want to see Canelo face next? Let us know.

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Topics: Boxing, Canelo Alvarez

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