Canelo will make a major career announcement about his future
The Mexican superstar will reveal on Mexican TV ‘Box Azteca’ on Tuesday what’s his next move in boxing, A new fight or retirement?
Boxing and Saul Alvarez’s fans will be very attentive to what the undisputed super middleweight champion has to say on Tuesday, February 13, at noon (Mexico time) in an announcement that he will make on Mexican TV, Box Azteca.
There seem to be only two options in Canelo’s decision on what to do next, announcing a new fight, probably for the Cinco de Mayo weekend, or hanging up the gloves.
While rumorology goes on as the moment of the announcement edges closer, the possibility of getting to see Alvarez revealing what his next fight will be seems the most likely possibility, as the Guadalajara native is 33 and his last performance against Jermell Charlo was a convincing one.
At the same time though, a retirement decision wouldn’t be that shocking either. Despite his age, Alvarez has been in many wars throughout his career and that translates into damage that has been accumulating over the years. He has achieved everything in boxing and has shared the ring with some of the biggest names in the sport.
Canelo’s four main names to fight next
After defeating Charlo last September in a wide unanimous decision win, the Mexican warrior could take on a big name again, as he’s boxing’s cash cow and he has earned the right to choose who his next opponent will be.
The most likely names that could be named during Canelo’s announcement, if he decides to continue boxing, include Jaime Munguia, Jermall Charlo, David Benavidez, and Terence Crawford.
Out of those fighters, the one who has the most chances of sharing the ring with Canelo is his fellow countryman Munguia, a young undefeated boxer (43-0) who ended up dismantling the tough John Ryder in January with a TKO win in the ninth round.
Jermall Charlo is probably the next fighter in Canelo’s preferences list. After easily dealing with his brother Jermell, there’s a chance he decides to try to emulate his performance with the undefeated Jermall.
David Benavidez seems an unlikely choice, as The Mexican Monster is a real threat to Canelo’s belts and has the reach and the size to give Alvarez problems, while Crawford should go up some weight classes to make the fight happen.