After a vintage performance against Jermell Charlo this past weekend, Saul ‘Canelo’ has put to bed some of the claims that he may not be perhaps the fighter he once was.
That narrative started emerging after three uninspiring performances from Alvarez on the bounce, the first of which came against WBA light heavyweight world champion Dmitri Bivol in May 2022.
Alvarez has always publicly stated he wants to right the wrongs of that night, which was the first time he had tasted defeat in almost a decade.
Disagreements over the weight of a potential rematch proved to be too great a stumbling block to overcome in negotiations, with the Mexican wanting another crack at Bivol’s 175lbs strap whilst the Russian wanted the opportunity to pry undisputed status away from ‘Canelo’ at super middleweight.
In a recent interview with Boxing Social, hall of famer Roy Jones weighed in on the fresh talk of Bivol vs Canelo 2, and advised the Guadalajara man to stay well away from the light heavyweight division.
“If it’s at 168, then yeah sure, he looks good at 168. But not at 175.”
“He should do at 168 if he’s going to do it.”
With the dust having just settled on Alvarez’ unanimous decision victory over Charlo at the T-Mobile Arena, it remains unclear as of yet what the next fight of his three bout agreement with Al Haymon’s PBC will be.
A long awaited clash with WBC Interim world champion David Benavidez seems to be the most called for option by fans on social media, with many of the belief that Benavidez is the 33 year old’s most formidable rival at 168lbs.