Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez has already cemented his legacy with 59 wins from 63 fights and world titles in four weight classes – and he could be set to add a fifth.
The Mexican won his first championship at super welterweight, and subsequently middleweight and super-middle – the division he seems most comfortable in and is currently undisputed.
He jumped up to 175lbs in 2019 to win the WBO Light Heavyweight world title from Sergey Kovalev, but a second attempt in 2022 in the division saw him lose to Dmitry Bivol.
There were discussions prior to that fight to face cruiserweight champ, Ilunga Makabu, and the bout was even approved by the WBC to take place.
“Absolutely [it would interest me.] He’s one of the biggest names, and he said he wanted to fight Makabu before he fought Bivol. I’m smaller than Makabu, so he can come see me if he wants to.”
Speaking to the same outlet, Eddie Hearn – who has promoted four out of five of Canelo’s most recent fights – said that he has had tentative discussions with Saudi Arabia about the fight.
“Yes. I spoke to Prince Khalid about that fight. I like the fight because Badou Jack was a super middleweight. So, yeah, we’ll see. I don’t think Eddie Reynoso is rushing around that fight, but I think it might have some legs.”
With reports that the Bivol rematch is off the table, and that offers from team David Benavidez have been ignored for him to challenge Canelo at super middle, the cruiserweight title fight looks more likely than ever.