Mexican boxer Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, did not appear this January 1, 2021 again as a Middleweight champion in the ranking of the World Boxing Association, a body that recognizes him as monarch of the Supermedians and will soon extend a letter to revalidate his support if he returns to 160 pounds in the future.
Canelo consolidated himself in the elite of world boxing on December 19 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, by defeating the British Callum Smith with authority, obtaining the vacant Super middleweight championship of the World Boxing Council and the super championship of the World Boxing Association. Boxing at the same weight.
Sources indicated that the president of the organization contacted Canelo to communicate the measure, hearing that it will be difficult for the star to return to 160 pounds in the future, but they considered that if necessary, they will have his support when he returns to the category of losers. Medium weights.
Both Canelo Álvarez and Eddy Reynoso, who could make history in the coming days by being recognized as the best trainer and manager by the United States Boxing Writers Association, revealed a few days ago that their future is in the Super Middleweight or 168 pounds, where they wanted to become undisputed champions.
For this 2021, the return of Canelo Álvarez is expected on February 27 in Mexican territory, if the conditions due to the pandemic allow it, against the Turkish Avni Yildirim, mandatory challenger by the World Boxing Council, and then there is talk of Billy Joe Saunders, monarch of the World Boxing Organization, in the month of May, to continue with that plan to unify championships.
There was also talk of Gennadiy Golovkin, middleweight monarch and an old acquaintance of Canelo, and the super middleweight champion of the International Boxing Federation, Caleb Plant, but for now it seems that Saunders is the one who is taking the lead according to sources have revealed to ESPN about it. to the negotiations for the nascent year. (GG) (ESPN)