Who Will Canelo Alvarez Fight Next? (2022)

By George Priestman: Pound for Pound king Saul’ Canelo’ Alverez was primed to face two-weight World Champion Billy Joe Saunders back in May until the world ground to a halt. It has left the Mexican champion in limbo with regards to who he will face next. However, who he will meet is anyone’s guess right now, and boxing politics have become both more straightforward and more complex in this challenging time.

While coronavirus has affected every sport differently, not many have been affected like Boxing. In a game that contains a whole host of promoters, companies and TV deals, fans often feel as if they are unrewarded for their continued support. Big fights don’t usually get made, and it has become even more challenging in the current climate. All those factors come into play when Golden Boy Promotions sit down to choose their next fight for their main man.

Oscar De La Hoya has confirmed Canelo’s next fight will be announced imminently, which makes this the perfect time to speculate and also analyze who are the realistic choices for a fall 2020 clash that can reignite Boxing at the highest level. We assess the options from the practical to the unlikely.

Billy Joe Saunders

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With news being somewhat confusing at the current time, especially involving a fight like this, it’s essential to rule out Saunders from facing Canelo next. He, in an interview with IFL TV on YouTube, claimed that lockdown had made the fight impossible to be made and that the money wasn’t right. And he was stating that the biggest fight of his career would not be on his terms.

He had also put on weight over the lockdown period and wanted extra time to lose before the September bout, time that Golden Boy promotions were not willing to give the Hertfordshire born fighter.

British fans especially are extremely disappointed as it seemed this was the right that Saunders had worked towards throughout his whole career. Will he get a chance like this again? Or does it open the door to face fellow Brit Callum Smith in a mammoth unification fight on home soil?

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Gennady Golovkin

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Unquestionably Canelo’s best and hardest fight of his career to date (other than the Mayweather loss) was against the Middleweight bogeyman Gennady Golovkin. The pair tussled for 24 rounds over two matches with almost nothing to separate them as they (controversially) drew the first while Canelo edged the second.

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Despite that victory, many believe there is unfinished business and that a trilogy fight has to happen to settle the score once and for all. Rumors are that the pair are in talks, with May 2021 being touted as the potential date. Therefore, he won’t be the opponent come the fall of this year.

Instead, Golovkin will face unknown Kamil Szeremeta and must win and look good to force the big fight. Canelo would no doubt be the favorite when the fight does take place, with Golovkin nearing 40 and starting to wind down.

Callum Smith

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Out of all the options on this list, this fight makes the most sense from a boxing and media standpoint. To reignite Boxing, a recognizable name has to come over onto US Streaming giant DAZN. Who better than the ring magazine, WBA Super-Middleweight World Champion Callum Smith?

According to reports, he has been offered $5million for the fight, one million less than the six wanted. Whether or not Smith wants to take on his biggest ever fight in these circumstances is highly debatable. Never mind the money being talked about being a low figure for the magnitude of the task and potential opponent stood across from him in the ring. After all, Daniel Jacobs received $12million, so you can bet Smith and his team are holding out for more.

It’s the main reason why Saunders stepped down from the fight, and Smith may be better waiting to either: receive a higher offer for the Canelo fight or hold out for the unification bout with Saunders for guaranteed more significant money. However, while this is the big fight for Smith, he has options, and he’s better off waiting it out for a better deal or a more realistic match.

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John Ryder

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After the big names have all been examined, they all have the same thing in common – they all have plenty of factors involved which can make or (more likely) break the fight. As negotiations get tougher with the more prominent names, it makes sense for DAZN to bring in fighters who have challenged for the world title before.

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John Ryder is a talented boxer with a record of 28-5, which doesn’t flatter the skilled fighter. He did also challenge for the world title against Smith in November. However, for the majority of fans, he won the fight against Smith and was duly robbed. He could cause Canelo problems as he is a southpaw, who Canelo isn’t wholly comfortable against, he’s a skilled technician, and he would be ready to go if the call comes.

The downside is that it isn’t exactly a fight that will see American fans rushing to re-subscribe to their DAZN accounts. Fans want to see him fight the best world champions, and Ryder isn’t that. However, it could be the most realistic for those on this list.

Willie Monroe Junior

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In recent days, Willie Monroe Junior has been very vocal, claiming he wants the Mexican champion as his next fight. Perhaps the lowest level fighter on this list, he has fought for the world title on two occasions against Golovkin and Saunders. He stakes a minimal claim to what would be his most significant night in Boxing.

Outclassed by Saunders a few years ago, he was stopped by Golovkin, showing the difference in levels. With a record of (24-3), he could come in with the ‘nothing to lose, everything to gain’ attitude. He’s also a southpaw, which could cause issues for Canelo. However, the lack of punch power would be an issue with only 6 KO’s on his résumé.

Demetrius Andrade

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Another name, another champion. Andrade has been a champion for a while now but hasn’t piled up any big names on his boxing CV. He was scheduled to face Saunders back in 2017, but the fight fell through because of Saunders’ failed doping test.

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With a record of 29-0, he is a big fish in the division, and 32 the time is now to take on the big fights. Whether it is Canelo, Saunders, or Smith, he needs to get involved at the top end of the division.

Dmitry Bivol

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Hear me out with this one. Eddie Hearn claimed he offered four fighters over to Canelo’s promoters, and light heavyweight champion Bivol was one of them. He called out Canelo back in February, claiming his goal was to meet Canelo at 175.

At that weight, Canelo dismantled Sergey Kovalev stopping the big Russian to become a four-weight World Champion. However, Bivol claimed the fight at 168 was also an option, and it would be worth the risk of dropping down in weight. “Of course,” Bivol said. “Not for money, (but) for my legacy. For my history. I can make this weight.

At 17-0 (11 KOs), Bivol is used to fighting bigger, harder-hitting men than Canelo, but competing at 168 as a pro would be a first, and he could fall victim to fighting and training at a weight he’s not used to. However, it can be done, and he’s clear he’s ready to do whatever for the big fight – whether at 175 or 168.

As we near the announcement of the fight, there is still a lot of unanswered questions and a lot of hypothetical situations. The only thing we know for sure is that the third fight for Golovkin and Canelo would proceed the coming battle in September or at least be the big money fight.

Fighting Canelo should be an honor as he is seen as one of, if not the biggest name in Boxing. These fighters are all fighting to get the chance of glory and legacy. I would love to see him fight another world champion, but I guess we can just wait and see what comes next in the career of Saul’ Canelo’ Alverez.

It’s clear that fights are harder to make, especially world level ones. The lack of fans that would be in attendance downgrades the nature of the event, among other factors. Although, the break in the sport has put a lot of things in perspective for fighters, and some don’t want to waste any time in delaying big world title fights.

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Whoever Canelo fights, it will be an immense challenge and, simultaneously, a bumper event. Expect negotiations to continue as many will want a tune-up before looking to fight big names late this year or even early next year. Fight fans rejoice as Boxing is back but strap yourselves in for the predictable, incessant politics that will be more complex than ever.

FAQs

Who is Canelo Alvarez going to fight next? ›

Canelo Alvarez plans next fight to be against Gennadiy Golovkin for third time instead of Dmitry Bivol rematch.

Who will Canelo fight in 2022? ›

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are set to share the ring for a third time September 17th 2022. The super fight will mark perhaps the biggest fight of the year, with the sports biggest star hoping to finally put Golovkin away for good. The first two fights can be described as nothing short of controversial.

Will Canelo and GGG fight again? ›

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Gennadiy 'GGG' Golovkin will meet in an epic trilogy clash on September 17, 2022 after their bout was finally officially confirmed on May 24. “I feel very happy and proud to be able to give the best fights and this fight won't be an exception,” said Canelo.

Will there be a GGG vs Canelo 3? ›

Canelo vs. GGG 3 will take place inside Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena. The previous two fights between the two took place inside the building.

Who is Ryan Garcia fighting next? ›

Javier Fortuna. Ryan Garcia faces Javier Fortuna in his second fight of 2022. Ryan Garcia is set for his second fight of 2022 when faces former two-time world champion Javier Fortuna. These two were originally set to meet last year, but Garcia was forced to pull out of the fight due to issues with his mental health.

Where will Canelo vs GGG 3 be? ›

Canelo vs. GGG 3 will take place inside Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena. The location can hold up to 20,000 people. The previous two fights between the two took place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

How much GGG make against Canelo? ›

Fight purses

It was reported with profits of the PPV, Alvarez would potentially earn around $40 million and Golovkin could earn $30 million.

How rich is Canelo? ›

Per Celebrity Net Worth, Canelo Alvarez had a net worth of around $140 million in 2021.

How many belts does Canelo have 2022? ›

Canelo Alvarez is the current IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO, and The Ring Super Middleweight Champion after defeating Caleb Plant. He currently holds four major world titles, as well as the title of "linear" champion of the division, according to 'The Ring' magazine.

What is Triple G's record? ›

Gennady Golovkin
Gennadiy Golovkin Геннадий Головкин
Total fights44
Wins42
Wins by KO37
Losses1
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Is Canelo better than Mayweather? ›

Canelo Results: Money Proves He's Best Boxer of Generation. Floyd "Money" Mayweather absolutely dominated Saul "Canelo" Alvarez by a majority decision of 114-114, 116-112, 117-111 on Saturday night.

Who is better GGG or Canelo? ›

While the vast majority saw the Kazakh as the clear victor, the official tally was a split draw, accompanied as it was by the outrageous scorecard of one Adalaide Byrd, who tabbed Canelo the winner by an absurd eight points. Few dispute that Golovkin was the clear winner the first time around.

Did GGG knock down Canelo? ›

On fight night, in front of a sold out crowd of 22,358, Álvarez and Golovkin fought to a split draw (113–115, 114–114, 118–110). ESPN's Dan Rafael and HBO's Harold Lederman scored the fight 116–112 in favour of Golovkin. Judge Adalaide Byrd's scorecard of 118–110 in favor of Álvarez was widely ridiculed.

How much do Canelo fight tickets cost? ›

Canelo Alvarez tickets on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Canelo Alvarez tickets can be found for as low as $250, with an average price of $850.

What time is Canelo vs GGG? ›

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 27 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT/6 p.m. GMT at AXS.com. Canelo vs. GGG III will be live on DAZN PPV in the U.S. and Canada and around the world on DAZN (excluding Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan).

How rich is Ryan Garcia? ›

Ryan Garcia Net Worth: Ryan Garcia is an American professional boxer who has a net worth of a whopping $10 million US as of 2022.

What boxing matches are coming up? ›

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua II (TBA TV)
  • Filip Hrgovic vs. Zhilei Zhang | IBF Heavyweight title eliminator | 12 rounds.
  • Callum Smith vs. Mathieu Bauderlique | WBC Light Heavyweight title eliminator | 12 rounds.
  • Badou Jack vs. Richard Rivera | Light Heavyweight | 10 rounds.
  • Ramla Ali vs.

Is Ryan Garcia still undefeated? ›

As of May 2022, he is ranked as the world's sixth-best active lightweight by The Ring magazine, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and ESPN, and tenth by BoxRec. California, U.S.
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Professional boxing record.
23 fights23 wins0 losses
By knockout190
By decision40

What weight is Canelo GGG 3 at? ›

Canelo vs GGG 3 Weights

The trilogy fight between Canelo and GGG will take place at super-middleweight with a limit of 168lbs. All of Canelo's super-middleweight titles – IBF, WBA, WBO, WBC and Ring magazine, will be on the line.

How old is Canelo? ›

Where is Canelo from? ›

What is Canelo's net worth 2022? ›

Canelo Alvarez has a net worth of around $200 million. He is the biggest box office attraction in the boxing world of today.
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Saul Alvarez Net Worth.
NameCanelo Álvarez (Saul Alvarez)
Net Worth (2022)$200 Million
ProfessionMexican professional boxer
Monthly Income And Salary$1 Million +
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How old was Canelo when he fought Floyd? ›

At 23, Canelo faced the toughest challenge of his career in Floyd Mayweather.

Who is the richest boxer? ›

Who is the wealthiest and highest-paid boxer in 2022? Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a world-renowned boxing champion and promoter known for not shying away from flaunting his wealth online. He is also the highest earning boxer globally and the wealthiest boxer of all time, with a net worth of $450 million.

Who is Logan Paul net worth? ›

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Logan Paul has a net worth of $45million (£37.3m).

How many cars does Canelo? ›

He has at least nine rapid cars in an epic fleet, including a flagship blue Bugatti Chiron and a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.

Has any boxer held all 5 belts? ›

Only 5 women have held all four versions of the belts and been an undisputed world champion. One of which has been the only boxer, male or female, to have done so in two divisions. Cecilia Brækhus unified all four welterweight titles in September 2014.

Who are the 6 undisputed champions in boxing? ›

During the four-belt era, there have been six undisputed champions in men's boxing: Oleksandr Usyk (cruiserweight), Bernard Hopkins (middleweight), Jermain Taylor (middleweight), Terence Crawford (junior welterweight), Josh Taylor (junior welterweight) and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

Which boxer has most belts? ›

Manny Pacquiao is the only boxer in history to have won twelve major world titles in eight different weight divisions. Pacquiao achieved the feat when he defeated Antonio Margarito via a unanimous decision to win the WBC super welterweight title on November 13, 2010 at the Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA.

How much money does GGG make? ›

In 2018, GGG signed a three-year, six-fight, $100-million deal with DAZN. This essentially comes out to $16 million per fight or $33 million per year.

Where does GGG rank all time? ›

Whatever happens, we are getting closer to the end of one of the greatest careers the middleweight division has ever seen. Golovkin has competed for and held middleweight gold since 2010. Where does "GGG" rank compared to middleweight boxers of the past. The Sporting News ranks the finest fighters of all time at 160.

What belts has Canelo won? ›

After the win over Plant, Alvarez is currently the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO and The Ring super-middleweight champion.

Who has more belts Canelo or Floyd? ›

With his most recent victory over Billy Joe Saunders, Canelo Alvarez now has more world titles to his name than Floyd Mayweather.

Can Floyd beat Canelo? ›

The fight was won by Mayweather in a 12-round majority decision in front of a sold out crowd of 16,746. Judge C. J. Ross scored the fight 114–114, a draw.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Álvarez.
Title(s) on the lineWBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring light middleweight titles
Tale of the tape
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What does Mayweather think of Canelo? ›

Mayweather said after handing Canelo his only loss: “I wanna commend this young, strong champion because he will carry the torch. “Experience played a major key. Canelo's got everything it takes to be a legend in the sport… “I take my hat off to Canelo, he's a true champion.

Is Canelo fighting makabu? ›

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is boxing's most sought-after property right now. The Mexican pound-for-pound king had a record-breaking 2021, ending the year on a high.

Who fights Canelo May 7th? ›

Amir Khan Fight Announced for May 7. Star middleweight boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will fight Amir Khan next, promoter Oscar De La Hoya announced Tuesday. Delighted to announce i will be fighting @Canelo May 7th Cinco De Mayo, Las Vegas for the 155lbs @WBCBoxing title!

How rich is Canelo? ›

Per Celebrity Net Worth, Canelo Alvarez had a net worth of around $140 million in 2021.

Who is Canelo Alvarez fighting today? ›

Alvarez will face WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena (8 p.m. ET, DAZN PPV-- subscribe and buy now). Alvarez has only fought one time at light heavyweight, a November 2019 bout with Sergey Kovalev where Alvarez scored one of the biggest knockouts of his career.

What time is the Canelo fight on 5 7 22? ›

The undercard fights begin starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET and the main event between Alvarez and Bivol should begin at around 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 7. The event will be broadcast LIVE on DAZN.

What fight is May 7th 2022? ›

Canelo Álvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol
DateMay 7, 2022
VenueT-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
Title(s) on the lineWBA (Super) light heavyweight title
Tale of the tape
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At what time is Canelo's fight on May 7? ›

The Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol fight will take place on Saturday, May 7. It doesn't have a set starting time but it is expected to begin at around midnight ET.

Who won Canelo vs. Bivol 2022? ›

Round-by-round recap: Dmitry Bivol defeats Canelo Álvarez. WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol dominates against four-belt champ Canelo Álvarez in a shocking, unanimous decision victory.

How many belts does Canelo have? ›

Canelo Alvarez is the current IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO, and The Ring Super Middleweight Champion after defeating Caleb Plant. He currently holds four major world titles, as well as the title of "linear" champion of the division, according to 'The Ring' magazine.

Who is the richest boxer? ›

Who is the wealthiest and highest-paid boxer in 2022? Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a world-renowned boxing champion and promoter known for not shying away from flaunting his wealth online. He is also the highest earning boxer globally and the wealthiest boxer of all time, with a net worth of $450 million.

Who is Logan Paul net worth? ›

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Logan Paul has a net worth of $45million (£37.3m).

How much did Canelo make against Mayweather? ›

Canelo: Money Worth $41.5 Million Payday for Saturday's Fight.

Who won boxing last night? ›

Chris Billam-Smith wins thunderous title fight with Isaac Chamberlain.

What time is plant vs Canelo? ›

When is Canelo vs. Plant? date, start time. The main card is set to get underway at 9 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. GMT with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 12 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. GMT.

Who won boxing today? ›

Kazuto Ioka retained his 115-pound title with a unanimous-decision victory over Donnie Nietes in a rematch on Wednesday in Tokyo. The scores: 120-108, 118-110 and 117-111.

Videos

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5. FIGHT HIGHLIGHTS | Canelo Álvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol
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