Canelo Says He Is Still Negotiating Next Fight, No Deal Signed

Canelo Alvarez has taken to Twitter to address speculation about his future.

The column inches continue to mount up each day with reports that the undisputed super-middleweight champion has signed a two-fight deal with DAZN. The rumoured agreement would see Canelo move up to light-heavyweight to face WBA title holder Dmitry Bivol in May. A win for the Mexican would see him become a two-time champion at 175lbs. Following that he would move back down to 168lbs to defend his four titles in a trilogy bout in September against Gennadiy Golovkin.

Canelo insists he is still negotiating. The pound-for-pound number one was replying to ESPN’s Mike Coppinger who believes the DAZN deal will happen should Golovkin sign on for a third fight.

“I don’t even agree,” the fighter wrote.

“I’m still negotiating. Don’t lie to people. The day everything is signed that day I’ll let them know. For now, there’s nothing concrete.”

The 31-year-old is normally not one to get involved in such conjecture about who he may be fighting next. As he continues to weigh up his options PBC are said to be the other offer on the table. This may include fights against current WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo and former WBC super-middleweight champion David Benavidez.