Canelo Alvarez Wants Sept + Dec Fights Before 2020 Ends!
It’s true Canelo Alvarez is planning to make the most of the rest of this year despite the Coronavirus pandemic lock-down around the world. Read on to find out more about Canelo Alvarez 2020 Fights…
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Like Mike Tyson, Canelo has also been promoting his boxing skills on social media posting a video on how hard he punches along with the captions “HIT HARDER!”
CelebNSports247.com reports that Eddy Reynoso, Canelo Alvarez’s longtime trainer, told Box Azteca that Alvarez wants to fight twice before the end of 2020.
Reynoso revealed that one bout would take place in September (Mexican Independence Day is Sept. 16) and another in December.
Eddy told the Mexican outlet:
We realistically want two fights this year. We couldn’t fight in May, so we are looking at September and December. We’re talking about [potential opponents] like Billy Joe Saunders. There’s also [super middleweight beltholder] Caleb Plant and the WBC world titleholder at 168 pounds (David Benavidez). There are several [possibilities].
Alvarez had been negotiating to fight super middleweight titleholder Billy Joe Saunders but, according to Reynoso, no opponents have been selected for one of the sport’s biggest stars.
If you recall, before the COVID-19 pandemic Canelo was schedule for a bout during the Cinco de Mayo weekend celebration. It was cancelled due to the pandemic lockdown around the world.
Middleweight titleholder Gennadiy Golovkin is an option for December.
Alvarez and Golovkin fought to a draw in September 2017, and Alvarez won the rematch by a majority decision a year later. Golovkin, who turned 38 years old in April, is planning to face mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta when coronavirus restrictions allow it.
Reynoso had this to say about Canelo fighting GGG:
Golovkin could be the fight for December. His people have already said that he doesn’t want to fight Canelo until after the [Szeremeta] fight.
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