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Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez could fight in December with an opponent yet to be determined

Last week the Mexican boxer became a free agent after finalizing his $365 million contract with DZN and now he is looking to return to the ring for the first time this year.

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Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez could fight in December with an opponent yet to be determined

After ending the legal battle with DAZN and Golden Boy, Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez became a free agent ending his 11 fight $365 million contract because he was unhappy with how his career was being handled. Now that he is free he wants to return to the ring and if he does it would be the first time in 2020.

“In my role as manager and coach of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, I allow myself to communicate to the boxing community and to all our fans that starting today, November 6th, Canelo becomes a free agent, so we are ready to continue with his boxing career,” Reynoso said.

“All this time, we have been working very hard in the gym with a lot of responsibility and discipline, to be in great shape and ready to fight this year, and it will be.”

A possible return in Christmas

The last time Canelo fought was when he defeated Sergey Kovalev in November 2019. The Mexican fighter was scheduled to fight in May but got canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now that he is free he wants to fight before the year ends and 19 December has been mentioned as a possible date.

"I can't talk about a lot of the details [with the lawsuit], but what worried me the most was the delay between fights. What I want is to fight, to continue making history. I had to do all of this [with the lawsuit] and I hope that the boxers who come after me will realize that our rights as fighters have to be respected," Canelo told TV Azteca.

"For me, the important thing was that I was a free agent and not the money. This is one of the most important periods of my career. Eddy Reynoso and I will be the co-promoters of my fights. What I want is to make good fights, which is what people want to see.

"There are great possibilities that I will fight before the end of 2020, I am eager and enthusiastic to do a fight. On December 19? It matters to fight before Christmas. I'm looking forward to trying new scenarios. The best stage of my career is coming."

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