Canelo Alvarez’s Coach Ends Confusion Regarding the Next Opponent and Fight Date

Published 01/11/2022, 6:00 AM EST
Nov 5, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Canelo Alvarez blows a kiss to his family after weighing in for his super middleweight championship boxing match against Caleb Plant (not pictured) at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


Canelo Alvarez’s 2022 plans are still not official and we can expect the P4P king to move in any direction. After taking over the entire super middleweight division as its maiden undisputed champion, Alvarez was in talks to move up weight classes. Having earned world titles in four divisions, Alvarez seemingly wanted to make it five. The idea is still valid and can happen at any given time.

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A potential move to 175 lbs, or 200 lbs to face WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu is also lurking on the P4P king’s combat radar. Amid all of it, several reports cited a fight between Jermall Charlo and Canelo Alvarez to be in talks.

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Canelo Alvarez’s head coach Eddy Reynoso has shed light on the entire scenario with a tweet.

He wrote, “Good afternoon! Regarding the next fight of @Canelo there is no negotiation with any promoter, or rival, or date, next week we will have something concrete, greetings.” (via Google translate)

The P4P king fought thrice in 2021, winning all three fights via stoppage. While the year began with his successful WBC and Ring title defense against Avni Yildirim, the other two fights against Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant earned him WBO and IBF super-middleweight straps.

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The 168 lbs division can continue offering Alvarez legitimate challenges, as David Benavidez also pops up as the prime prospect from the unit. Meanwhile, the middleweight division can also intrigue the P4P king, offering him some of the biggest matchups of this time.

Canelo Alvarez can collect bags of money from anywhere

Jermall Charlo can be a valid opponent for Canelo. But who can forget the heated altercation between Demetrius Andrade and Canelo Alvarez after the latter beat Saunders in May?

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If Canelo drops down to 160 lbs, ‘Boo Boo’ shall become a viable rival for him. Adding to that, a trilogy clash against Gennady Golovkin is also relevant. Hence, Alvarez has plenty of options at middleweight.

Meanwhile, he can also target Dmitry Bivol and Artur Beterbiev at 175 lbs. The cruiserweight fight will also see fans tune in, in large numbers.

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All these possibilities will be lucrative for Alvarez, and he just needs to pick what works best for him. What do you think Canelo Alvarez should do next?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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