Canelo Alvarez, the undisputed super middleweight champion of the world is topping the wishlist of all the major boxers at both 168 as well as a middleweight, not only to have a shot at his undisputed crown but also to land a massive payday since Canelo has become one of the biggest prizefighters of this generation. However, Canelo himself believes that the big names should face each other before he squares off against the best among them.
Fight each other and then I’ll fight then winner of all of them: Canelo Alvarez
2022 will be a busy year for Canelo Alvarez. The four-belt champion at 168 will be seen in action not two, but three times this year, with two out of the three bouts are already confirmed. First, Canelo will return to light heavyweight to take on WBA champ Dmitry Bivol on May 7th, followed by the highly anticipated trilogy bout against unified middleweight world champion Gennadiy Golovkin, which is targeted for September which will see Canelo defending his undisputed crown against his rival “GGG”.
In the meantime, aside from Bivol and Golovkin, a handful of top fighters from 160 and 168 have been calling out Canelo for a clash- such as David Benavidez, Jermall Charlo, Demetrius Andrade, David Morrell, Joe Smith, John Ryder, to name a few. Even though Canelo was offered a two-fight contract with Premier Boxing Champions to face Charlo and Benavidez, the free agent opted to go with Eddie Hearn and signed the Bivol-GGG deal.
Now, with Canelo already engaged for the rest of the year, he wants all those fighters awaiting a fight with him to square off against one another and then the one who comes out on top, can trade blows with the Mexican superstar.
“I’m busy this year. I know they want that payday, but I really don’t understand why they don’t fight each other,” Canelo said in a recent interview with DAZN, “Fight each other and then I’ll fight then winner of all of them – I don’t f—ing care.”
While the Bivol fight will see Canelo’s return to light heavyweight, the subsequent GGG trilogy is what the boxing fandom is most excited for. The two have a grudge history and their previous two encounters had ended first in a draw, followed by Canelo winning the rematch by majority decision.
“Yeah. He talks a lot of sh!t. He talked a lot of things, but we’re gonna see,” Canelo commented on the Golovkin fight but right now has his focus on Bivol, “First things first, right, we need to win May 7th. I’m focused 100 percent on this fight. It’s not an easy fight, it’s a hard fight for me, 100 percent on this fight and then we’ll talk about that fight.” [H/T Boxingscene.com]
- Canelo Alvarez wants those calling him out for a fight to settle the score within themselves before he can face off the best among them
- Canelo will face Dmitry Bivol on 7th May for the WBA light heavyweight championship, followed by a trilogy fight with Gennadiy Golovkin to defend his undisputed crown