Report: Canelo Alvarez Potentially Moving Up To Face Sergey Kovalev

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Boxing unified middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez is reportedly looking at conquering another division with a potential move to light heavyweight.

Alvarez is already a champion in three divisions, having defeated Rocky Fielding last year to become the WBA (regular) super-middleweight champion. He most recently added the IBF middleweight title to his collection following his win over Daniel Jacobs last month.

It looked like the Mexican was then slated to face former champion Gennady Golovkin in a trilogy fight for September. However, that doesn’t seem to be the plan anymore as Alvarez and his team prefer to face WBA (super) super-middleweight champion Callum Smith or WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev according to The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger.

This was followed by a report from Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, stating although there is no offer at the moment, Alvarez is “zeroed” in on a potential fight with Kovalev.

Kovalev long reigned over the light heavyweight division until suffering back-to-back defeats to Andre Ward in 2016 and 2017. He has since suffered a TKO defeat to Eleider Alvarez last year, but bounced back with a unanimous decision win in their rematch earlier this year.

Do you want to see this fight happen next? Or with Callum Smith? Or would you prefer to see Alvarez and Golovkin run things back a third time?