VIDEO: Canelo Alvarez Trains in ‘BEAST MODE’ After a Failed Fight Against Caleb Plant

Published 08/11/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 07: Canelo Alvarez (L) throws a left at Amir Khan during the WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez doesn’t seem to have finalized his next opponent yet. However, the P4P king is already back at the gym and is relentlessly preparing for his next showdown. Already 2-0 in this year, Alvarez, who now has three world titles in the 168 lbs division, is just short of Caleb Plant’s IBF belt.

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However, the particular bout may not happen soon, and the exact reasons behind it are still not out. Meanwhile, Canelo Alvarez is looking likely to move to 175 lbs.

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A recent video showcased the Mexican star unloading on pads, which might alarm several world champions in several weight classes. Given his form and class, Canelo Alvarez can be comfortable in multiple divisions. While a unification fight at 168 lbs doesn’t appear to be happening, we can see Alvarez enter some other ride.

Nevertheless, a fight against WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol can be the most viable option amongst all. Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn, who is now working with Alvarez, has appeared optimistic about hosting the fight. So Alvarez’s return to the gym may show that he is close to having a fight confirmed.

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When will Canelo Alvarez return?

It’s hard to predict a time frame for Canelo Alvarez’s return. After vanquishing Billy Joe Saunders in May, he had vowed to return in September. But the current scenario might delay it even further. Nevertheless, the Mexican star might accept one more bout this year and an official confirmation might arrive in the coming days.

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May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez celebrates defeating Billy Joe Saunders during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Starting from boxers in the middleweight to super middleweight and now the light heavyweight division, there are umpteen names that can be beneficial for Alvarez’s return.

A potential fight between Alvarez and Artur Beterbiev has been boiling for years. Hence, moving up and facing Dmitry Bivol for the WBA 175 lbs belt can strengthen the grounds for Alvarez to demand a fight against Beterbiev.

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What do you think? When will Canelo Alvarez return and at what weight class?

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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