Canelo Alvarez would ‘love’ to fight in UK with Chris Eubank Jr and Callum Smith potential opponents

Canelo will first defend his WBA and WBC middleweight world titles against Danny Jacobs on 4 May

Tom Kershaw
Monday 25 February 2019 12:41
Canelo Alvarez explains fight plan after beating Rocky Fielding in New York

WBA and WBC middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez has claimed that he would “love” to fight in England before the end of his career.

The biggest pay-per-view star in boxing, Canelo most recently moved up to super-middleweight to challenge Stockport’s Rocky Fielding, on the back of his thrilling rematch with Gennady Golovkin last September.

However, the Mexican will return to middleweight in May to defend his titles against against Danny Jacobs in Las Vegas.

In an interview with ESPN Deportes, Canelo said he intends to move back up to 168lbs, as well as attempt to become a four-weight world champions at 175lbs, before the end of his career and would like to fight in the UK and Japan.

Chris Eubank Jr, fresh off his victory over James DeGale, and WBA champion Callum Smith are both being considered as potential opponents.

“Look, I’ve always loved the possibility of being able to go to England or Tokyo, Japan,” Canelo said. “I really like the idea of going to some of those locations or to any other part of the world where people follow me.”

“Where there are people who like boxing, I would like to performer there and I have always had the mentality to go to those places.

“In England there are many very good fighters. They make good fights and I would love it,” Canelo said.

Canelo Alvarez beat Rocky Fielding by TKO after just three rounds in December

Canelo has not fought in Mexico since 2011, but the 28-year-old refuted the idea that there were any complications or reasons otherwise that he has not returned to his home country.

“Nothing is complicated and even less so in my country. To come to my country is always an honour. Simply, we just need to agree on many things, there are many television interests, a lot of things, but for me it is always an honour to fight [in Mexico], and yes there is a possibility,” Canelo said.

“I really have not had a deep conversation on this topic. And being honest, I have not had a talk on this subject at all, I have not had any proposal, much less talked about this topic with anyone. But for me at this moment I can to say that fighting in Mexico is a possibility and it would fill me with pride.”

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