Canelo Alvarez's next opponent could be undefeated two-weight champion

Jermall Charlo is an undefeated two-division world champion and would have to move up to super middleweight if he is to be Canelo's next opponent...

Who will Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez fight next?

Ilunga Makabu was mentioned as the opponent for the Mexican at the WBC's convention at the end of 2021.

Eddy Reynoso - Canelo's manager and trainer - had reportedly requested to face the WBC cruiserweight champion for Cinco de Mayo weekend.

While Canelo himself admitted he was unaware about an attempt to win a world title in a fifth weight class, the 31-year-old remained open to the prospect of it.

Gennadiy Golovkin trilogy was on the radar but it is no longer a fight that can be made with the middleweight great locked in to face Ryota Murata in a rescheduled unification in April.

Just a few light heavyweights are on his list in undefeated KO king Artur Beterbiev - the unified titlist at 175lbs - and Dmitry Bivol.

According to Mike Coppinger, WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo is very much in contention to face Canelo over Makabu.

Charlo - a two-division world champion, including a world title at 154lbs - will have to jump up to super middleweight to make his wish of taking on Canelo come true.

Canelo is the current undisputed world champion after a stellar 2021, which saw him dispatch Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant to become the division's first four-belt holder.

His efforts last year saw him named as Ring Magazine's Fighter of the Year.

Read more: What next for Canelo Alvarez in 2022? Makabu, Golovkin, Usyk all options

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