Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez would 'love to fight in England' before retiring

Canelo unified the super middleweight division in 2021, defeating Britain's Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant inside the distance.

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez would relish the opportunity to fight in England in the future as the Mexican superstar revealed he still has plenty left to achieve in his career.

Alvarez, a four-division world champion who is believed by many to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in boxing, is currently assessing his options ahead of 2022.

Ilunga Makabu, Artur Beterbiev and Gennadiy Golovkin are all realistic options.

He has already defeated seven English fighters - Matthew Hatton, Ryan Rhodes, Amir Khan, Liam Smith, Rocky Fielding, Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders - in a stellar professional career which has brought 57 wins, two draws and just one loss.

While he has fought exclusively in Mexico and the United States so far, Alvarez has recently linked up with British promoter Eddie Hearn and seemed very receptive to the idea of a blockbuster event at Wembley Stadium down the line.

"I will love to fight in England," Alvarez said. "For me it's a dream going to England and fighting in front of a lot of people from England. I have a lot of fans from there and I will love to be there."

Alvarez insisted becoming undisputed super middleweight champion would not extinguish his enthusiasm for the sport, having gone on an impressive 16-fight unbeaten run since losing to Floyd Mayweather in September 2013.

Asked what he learned from the only setback of his career, Alvarez replied: "I understand that mentality is the most important thing, mindset.

"I understood also that a defeat is not derailing from my main goal, which is to become the best fighter in the world.

"Sometimes we think we are ready to do certain things when we are not. That applies professionally in other areas of life and it happened, but my mind is set on becoming the best fighter in the world. That's still there.

"I love boxing. I love what I do. I always set short-term goals in my mind and for now I am fully focused on this one."

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