Canelo Alvarez didn’t need to discuss his future instantly after his one-sided victory over Jermell Charlo on Saturday night time in Las Vegas. He was having fun with the current an excessive amount of.
The tremendous middleweight champion had simply demonstrated along with his dominating efficiency that these satisfied he’s in decline had gotten it unsuitable when he was requested a number of occasions who he would possibly combat subsequent.
He wouldn’t expose a lot, saying on the post-fight information convention that he’d talk about it along with his handlers and decide when he’s prepared.
Nonetheless, we will speculate. Under are six potential opponents for now or the close to future. Notice: All 5 have good information.
DAVID BENAVIDEZ (27-0, 23 KOs)
Many followers need to see Alvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs) defend his titles towards his most-compelling potential opponent at 168 kilos, the strapping former two-time titleholder. Benavidez’s title was talked about when Alvarez was interviewed within the ring.
“I don’t know. I don’t f—ing care,” he responded, his method of claiming that nobody can take down this model of him.
Alvarez has by no means expressed nice curiosity in going through Benavidez however he clearly is conscious that followers desperately need to see the combat. We’ll see whether or not Alvarez comes round.
TERENCE CRAWFORD (40-0, 31 KOs)
Alvarez was requested concerning the 147-pound champion and pound-for-pound king, who lately delivered a career-defining knockout of Errol Spence Jr.
The matchup is smart when it comes to star energy; it might do massive pay-per-view numbers. Nonetheless, Crawford must transfer up three divisions for the combat, which wouldn’t be prudent on his half.
Alvarez dismissed that risk.
“You recognize, I do know I all the time say if a combat is smart, why not? However he’s not in our plan,” Alvarez mentioned.
DMITRY BIVOL (21-0, 11 KOs)
Alvarez mentioned lately that he ought to by no means have challenged the 175-pound champion when he did (in Might of final 12 months) as a result of he wasn’t wholesome. His injured left wrist had but to be surgically repaired.
He would love one other crack on the Russian to get issues proper. And he undoubtedly is extra assured than ever that he may flip the tables after his efficiency on Saturday.
Bivol’s title didn’t come up after his victory over Charlo however you possibly can guess he’s on Alvarez’s thoughts.
DEMETRIUS ANDRADE (32-0, 19 KOs)
Alvarez appears to take nice delight in proving that those that doubt his skillset are unsuitable.
That skillset could be put to the take a look at towards the slick, awkward, left-handed Andrade, who nobody has been wanting to face. The problem would possibly simply be engaging to the proud Alvarez, nonetheless.
God is aware of that Andrade, a former two-division titleholder who lately moved as much as 168, deserves a giant combat in any case his success.
DAVIS MORRELL (9-0, 8 KOs)
Morrell won’t have the title recognition to draw Alvarez however he’s a compelling potential opponent.
The 25-year-old Cuban defector, a southpaw, was an newbie star and has blown by his 9 opponents as knowledgeable. He doesn’t have expertise in massive combat however the all-around capability is there.
Plus, he’s the highest contender within the WBA rankings.
JERMALL CHARLO (32-0, 22 KOs)
Alvarez was anticipated to combat the larger of the Charlo twins on Saturday. Nonetheless, Jermall, a middleweight titleholder, was unavailable as a result of he’s coping with psychological well being points.
It’s tough to think about him leaping right into a combat with Alvarez instantly – in any case, Charlo hasn’t fought since June of 2021 – nevertheless it could be a compelling matchup after Charlo will get a tune-up combat underneath his belt.
Clearly, the matchup additionally would have an attention-grabbing background story after Alvarez’s dominating victory over Jermall’s brother. And shifting up just one division makes is rather a lot simpler than shifting up two.