Boxing Canelo Alvarez vacates WBA middleweight title as he looks...

Canelo Alvarez vacates WBA middleweight title as he looks to unify super-middleweight division after Callum Smith win – Bukipress


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CANELO ALVAREZ has reportedly vacated his WBA middleweight world title.

The 30-year-old had not defended the belt since his win over Daniel Jacobs in May 2019.

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Canelo boasts an incredible record of 54-1 including 36 knockouts[/caption]

Canelo – who has been called out by Billy Joe Saunders – will now be looking to unify the super-middleweight division.

His trainer, Eddy Reynoso, claimed Canelo feels at his best in the 168-pound division.

He told BoxingScene: “He is 168 now, it is his prime weight.

“It is where he feels strongest and we are not giving away anything in weight anymore at middleweight.”

Japanese star Ryota Murata is set to take over as the recognised WBA middleweight champion.

Canelo cemented himself as a fully-fledged four-division champion with a win over Callum Smith last month.

The Mexican superstar walked away with the WBA super-middleweight crown, two years after winning their secondary ‘Regular’ title.

He now boasts a record of 54-1, with his only defeat coming against Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

Eddie Hearn is already planning Canelo’s next move following his impressive victory over Smith.

The promoter is ‘discussing a two-fight deal’ for him to face Avni Yildirim and then Billy Joe Saunders.

Canelo has 90 days to defend his WBC crown against mandatory challenger Yildirim.


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