Saul Canelo Alvarez Rise Class Threaten King’s Throne Heavyweight

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Petinju pound-for-pound Saul Canelo Alvarez could move up to Heavyweight in the future according to boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. The famous promoter thinks that Saul Canelo Alvarez has no comparable opponent in the Super Middleweight class to make him deserve to move up to Heavyweight.

31-year-old Saul Canelo Alvarez recently stopped IBF Super Middleweight champion Caleb Plant from becoming the undisputed king. Canelo has also won titles at Light Middleweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight.

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And last Thursday it was possible he jumped into Explorer Class when the WBC ordered a fight between Canelo and champion Ilunga Makabu. The 34-year-old Congolese boxer has lost just two of his 30 fights, the most famous of which occurred when he was knocked out by Tony Bellew in 2016.

Should that clash happen, Canelo will jump from 76.2kg to 90.7kg. But Hearn, who has promoted Canelo’s fights in the past, believes he can even go further by advancing to Heavyweight.

“I think with Canelo and Eddie Reynoso, they wanted a challenge. They wanted to dare to be an incredible great for this sport. Look, he can go up and fight at Heavyweight. I mean, Usyk is not a big Heavyweight, Trevor Bryant is also a world champion. Can he compete with those guys?,” Hearn told iFL TV.

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“The Makabu fight is an Explorer Class fight that will give him another world championship win, will get a lot of people talking like it did last night, and I think it’s a good choice for him,” he said.

Hearn did not specifically mention Heavyweight giant Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua as potential opponents for Canelo, but they are the two biggest names in the Heavyweight division. Fury currently holds the WBC belt, while Joshua rematches Oleksandr Usyk next year as he seeks to reclaim the IBF, WBA and WBO belts.

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Trevor Bryant is also a contender as a regular WBA title holder. Canelo remains the biggest attraction in boxing so many boxers are lining up to face him as he is the most lucrative financial attraction the sport has to offer.

In addition to Makabu in Cruiserweight and moving up to Heavyweight, Canelo can also choose to have a trilogy fight against Gennady Golovkin. The Kazakhstan fighter drew with Canelo in September 2017 before Canelo won a majority decision 12 months later.


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