Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez plays the mystery. The Mexican, considered the best boxer in the world, has not yet revealed who his first rival will be for the 2022 season. A few days ago, the athlete responded with “I love this” to those who criticized him on social networks for his indecision in Time to announce your opponent.
It should be remembered that Álvarez’s most recent fight was in November of last year, when he prevailed over the American Caleb Plant. That victory served to consolidate him as the best pound for pound today, in addition to reaching 60 fights in his career as a professional.
According to ESPN, Canelo’s return to the ring would be big, as the Matchroom Boxing agency would be negotiating two fights with prominent boxers.
According to the sports network report by Mike Coppinger, the Mexican could return to the ring to face Dmitry Bivol and Gennady Golovkin. Thus, according to experts, it would be two epic fights against light heavyweight and super middleweight boxers.
Although confirmation from Alvarez is still awaited, it is believed that both fights will take place in the United States. The event against Bivol would take place on May 7 and would look for the winner of the light heavyweight title of the World Boxing Association (WBA).
For his part, the confrontation against Gennady Golovkin would be agreed for September 17 and with this Canelo would try to retain his super middleweight title.
If the fights against both fighters are confirmed, the agreement could reach $85 million dollars. It is assumed that the probability of both meetings taking place is high, so their confirmation is only a matter of time.
Meanwhile, in recent days it has also been rumored that the Mexican will face Jermall Charlo and David Benavidez. In this case, the settlement could be higher and reach $100 million. According to reports, these fights are still in talks.
In recent weeks, Canelo Álvarez has been active on social networks, where he has been seen with his family and playing golf. The native of Guadalajara has also used his Twitter account to share details of his training and his preparation for the new season.
In the last week, Álvarez has also been the center of the news after the historic Mike Tyson defined him as “the best boxer in the world.” In an interview, the former athlete also mentioned who Canelo’s next rival should be.
“Benavidez is a great fighter, he is a monster and I would love to see him fight Canelo. If the fight doesn’t happen, it will be a shame, “he said in conversation with Club Shay Shay.