Canelo Alvarez to fight in December

The 24-year-old Mexican star and former unified junior middleweight titleholder, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, is set to have a fight on December 6th, but doesn’t have challenger yet, according to Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya.

canelo_alvarezThe 24-year-old Mexican star and former unified junior middleweight titleholder, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, is set to have a fight on December 6th, but doesn’t have challenger yet, according to Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya.

The idea of Golden Boy promotions is to partner with HBO to make a piece about Canelo as he remains a television Free Agent.

“We’ve been doing all our business with Showtime since a few years ago when we were kicked out from HBO,” De La Hoya said. “Yes, we are doing this fight with Hopkins on HBO and it’s a great way to start a relationship again, but I also have to take a look the relationship we have with Showtime. It’s a very difficult spot, but I am going to do what is best for Canelo’s career.”

Most people outside Mexico haven’t heard about Canelo; he fought Floyd Mayweather a few months ago in a really hyped up matchup that didn’t live to the expectations.

The biggest name out there to fight Canelo is middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, which is the biggest possible selling fight for boxing other than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

“If Canelo fights Andrade, it’s a chance for him to fight for another title if that’s what he wants to do. There are options”, De La Hoya added.

“If you think about Canelo, he’s a throwback fighter. He fought Mayweather, Trout, Lara. Name another fighter in recent years that’s been fighting the toughest guys back to back. Canelo wants to fight the best. This is why people love Canelo. He is willing to fight all comers.”

Santos Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez Barragán has a 44-1-1 record, but we will have to wait and see who his next victim is.

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