After conquering middleweight, Canelo Alvarez to fight in cruiserweight world title


Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has successfully collected all the middleweight world title belts by
defeating Caleb Plant recently and he is not stopping there.
The pound-for-pound king is looking to display his dominance in the upper division once
again as he reportedly will face Ilunga Makabu.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman agreed to the request of Alvarez.
Honestly speaking, this move is not going to affect Canelo a lot as he already proven
his might in the light heavyweight when he defeated Sergey Kovalev for his fourth
division world title.
Right now, he is aiming for his fifth and can he possibly and surpass Manny Pacquiao,
boxing’s only eight-division world champion.
‘I know … what he has done with the heavyweights he spars with, and that is why we
asked for the fight,’ he told ESPN. ‘We know that [Makabu] is strong, but Canelo can
beat him,” his trainer Eddie Reynoso said.
‘It is one more challenge. Just as we took the challenges at 168 and 175 pounds, now
we are going to cruiserweight.’