Canelo Alvarez Opens the Door For a Potential Showdown Against Errol Spence Jr.

Published 11/19/2020, 4:17 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Referee Jack Reiss in in the ring with Erroll Spence Jr. after he defeated Shawn Porter in their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez has expressed his interest in fighting the unified welterweight champion of the world, Errol Spence Jr. In a recent conversation, the four-division champion lauded Spence Jr. and stated that he would be interested in a potential fight with “The Truth” in the near future.

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“Spence is a great fighter. The weight is very difficult, but we’ll see later. He is a great fighter,” said Alvarez.

Canelo Alvarez is scheduled to take on Callum Smith on December 19 in Texas in a bout to unify the WBA super-middleweight and The Ring middleweight championships. Alvarez holds the WBA (regular) super middleweight title that he won back in December 2018 by beating Rocky Fielding.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez will challenge WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for his titles at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

On the other side, Callum is currently undefeated in his professional boxing career. With an impeccable record of 27-0,  the British boxer will look to maintain his winning streak in his third title defense.

Meanwhile, Errol Spence Jr. will take on Danny Garcia in his first title defense for the WBC and IBF welterweight championship.

Canelo Alvarez vs Errol Spence Jr. is one for the ages

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Canelo Alvarez vs Errol Spence Jr. is a match-up that is bound to grab the attention of boxing fans around the world. It has the potential to be one of the biggest spectacles in boxing history.

Alvarez is without a reason of belief, one of the greatest pugilists of all time. The same can be said about Errol Spence Jr., who has time and again proved why he is the best welterweight boxer right now.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Erroll Spence Jr. in the ring after he defeated Shawn Porter in their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

The weight difference between both the boxers could prove to be too much. Needless to say, it promises to be an exciting fight. Spence Jr. might have to jump three weight classes in order to fight Alvarez. Additionally, there is a potential problem of title mismatch since the jump would be more than a weight class. However, for a huge pay-day, there’s a reason to believe that the match-up could still take place.

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Nikhil Chauhan

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I low-key like Dana White and his decisions, but that doesn't mean I am not a fan of super fights. Always up for a chat related to UFC, I am a passionate filmmaker.

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