Saul “Canelo” Álvarez is one of the most dominant boxers in modern boxing history. He has established himself as a “formidable body puncher” and his abilities have won several world titles in four different divisions from Light Middleweight to Light Heavyweight.
Recently, Canelo became the very first boxer in history to become the undisputed champion in the Super Middleweight division by winning all four IBF, WBA(super), WBC and WBO titles. He got a shock defeat when he challenged WBA(super) Light Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol, but he bounce back by defeating Gennady Golovkin in September 2022. Will he challenge Bivol once again after this? Who will Canelo fight next? Keep on reading to know everything about his next bout.
Who Will Canelo Álvarez Fight Next?
Canelo Álvarez is announced to fight Jermell Charlo next in a first-time-ever “Undisputed vs Undisputed” fight. The fight will see a clash of two Undisputed Boxing Champions – Canelo at Super Middleweight and Charlo at Super Welterweight.
Canelo was earlier pushing for a fight against Dmity Bivol in a rematch for Bivol’s WBA Light Heavyweight title to avenge his loss last year. However, a deal could not be struck with Bivol. Canelo then moved on to other opponents before signing a 3-fights deal with PBC.
Sources reported that Canelo the first of these 3 fights would be against Jermall Charlo. But, it came out to be a big surprise when it was actually the other twin, Jermell Charlo who was announced by Canelo as his next opponent.
Charlo is the undisputed WBC Middleweight Champion after beating Brian Castino in May 2022. He has been inactive since then due to a hand injury. His overall boxing record stands at 35-1-1 with 19 KOs.
Canelo Álvarez’s Next Fight Date
‼️ Canelo Alvarez has announced that his next fight is now a "done deal" for September and will see him working with Al Haymon's PBC again. Expected opponent is Jermall Charlo. pic.twitter.com/A9SLAoK1W2— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) June 22, 2023
Canelo’s next fight is announced to take place on September 30 against Jermell Charlo. The event will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
Canelo Álvarez Current Record
Canelo Álvarez only lost two times during his entire professional boxing career whereas two of his matches ended in a draw. His current boxing record is 59-2-2. Álvarez’s first loss came against Floyd Mayweather Jr. when the latter defeated him via a majority decision back in September 2013. Canelo faced his second defeat in May 2022 when Dmitry Bivol outboxed him to get a majority decision.