Canelo Alvarez Next Fight, Record & Updates
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 2, 2016) – WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) will make his first title defense of 2016 against former two-time world champion and resurgent contender Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) on May 7, Cinco De Mayo weekend, in a match-up of two of the biggest stars in boxing. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
If Miguel Cotto defeats Daniel Geale next Saturday, the former must face 24 year old sensation Canelo Alvarez this fall.
Fresh off impressive victories in back-to-back weeks, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are two of the hottest fighters in boxing and may eventually face each other next year in a colossal Cinco de Mayo weekend showdown.
On Saturday, May 16, the apparent most avoided man in the Middleweight division, Gennady Golovkin, successfully defended his WBA, IBO, and interim WBC titles in sensational fashion by scoring an impressive stoppage victory over customarily elusive southpaw Willie Monroe Jr. in front of a near capacity crowd at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.
Shortly following Gennady Golovkin’s sensational knock-out victory over Willie Monroe Jr. on Saturday, May 16, the boxing community has been busy, buzzing about a potential and seemingly inevitable showdown between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Triple G.
Canelo vs Kirkland... It was short, but everything fans were hoping for, and possibly more.
On Monday, October 6, Golden Boy Promotions released the unfortunate news that the proposed HBO special feature between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Joshua Clottey had to be cancelled due to an injury sustained by the popular Mexican fighter.
After stopping former IBF/WBA Middleweight Champion Daniel Geale in just three rounds on HBO this past weekend, Gennady Golovkin has become the toast of the boxing world once again.
Now that the drama and controversy from the July 12th Junior Middleweight showdown between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Erislandy Lara has been somewhat subdued, Golden Boy Promotions is currently looking for the next opponent for their Mexican born superstar.
With Saul Alvarez's victory over Erislandy Lara - regardless of the controversy - Canelo has put himself into position for another mega fight.
In March, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (then 43-1-1, 31 KO), in a grand display of speed, accuracy and sheer brutality, defeated Alfredo Angulo, earning a 10th Round stoppage over the battle-toughened "El Perro."
Since Miguel Cotto dominated Sergio Martinez on June 7th, most fight fans have been buzzing about a potential "Mexico vs. Puerto Rico" rivalry bout between Canelo Alvarez and the newly crowned Middleweight Champion.
After losing two consecutive fights to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Austin “No Doubt” Trout in 2012, four division world champion Miguel Angel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) has bounced back with two impressive knock-out victories and is once again the toast of the boxing community.
July 24th is traditionally the hottest day of the calendar year in the northern hemisphere. But on Saturday, July 12th, the two best fighters in the Junior Middleweight division could heat things up to a sweltering inferno within the squared circle.
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KO), in a grand display of speed, accuracy and sheer brutality, defeated Alfredo Angulo last night, earning a controversial 10th Round stoppage over the battle-tough "El Perro."
Barring a one sided victory by Floyd Mayweather tonight, there are several reasons why Mayweather and Canelo could have a rematch.
In a fight that has most boxing pundits shaking their collective heads with disapproval, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 KOs) has been slated to defend his WBC Junior Middleweight title against future first-ballot Hall of Famer "Sugar" Shane Mosley (46-7-1, 39 KOs) on the undercard of the big Mayweather/Cotto card on May 5th in Las Vegas, NV.