Canelo the heavyweight: Where will Mexican stop as 175 move opens up?

World Boxing News 04/05/2019


Ahead of his unification clash with Daniel Jacobs, Canelo Alvarez addressed the possibility of chasing another weight championship.

Canelo already holds belts at super-welterweight, middleweight and super-middleweight.

A move up to 175 pounds, which has been talked about since last year, has not been ruled out by the Mexican superstar.

“Everything is possible. Look, as a team we’ve always been a team to take on all challenges. That’s what motivates and drives me. But right now, the focus is 100% on May 4th and what I have in front of me at this time.

“But the door is open. It’s open and it’s possible,” said Canelo on a move to light-heavyweight.

“It’s no secret that my ideal weight is 160 pounds, the middleweight division. Look, everybody knows I’ve always loved challenges, so if there’s challenges and title out there, and are titles out there, I’m open to it like I’ve shown in the past.”

On his desire to win multi-weight straps, Canelo explained the need to be a legend has roots from his childhood.

“When I first started as a young kid boxing I always dreamed of becoming a world champion. I had a great example in the gym. He was a champion.

“Through that process, through that growth, as you learn with experience and see things. I started challenging myself more and saying, Why one championship? I can go on and win more.

“I’m still growing and seeing this process, and that’s what motivates me, to continue writing history. To continue reaching those goals.

“That’s always part of the game. That’s always a sacrifice, is to make weight. Working hard the weight comes off, and that’s what we’re doing.

“Look, today we still talk about Leonard and Duran and Hagler and Leonard. They’re great fights. People are going to always talk about them.

“Right now my objective is May 4th. That’s where my focus is. If a third fight happens, it’ll be better than the first two. Right now my concentration and focus is on May 4th.”


So where will the Cinnamon one stop?

Should he claim a fourth weight title at 175 pounds, there are only two weight classes left. Cruiserweight and Heavyweight.

With at least another decade in the sport, it’s quite feasible that Canelo could end up north of 175 pounds in his veteran years.