Boxing: Canelo remains open about who he could fight next after Ryder victory: Bivol or Benavidez


Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is not focused on just one fighter when it comes to who he could face next in the ring.

The Mexican has just beaten British boxer John Ryder in Guadalajara and has defended his four belts as world super middleweight champion.

By completing the paperwork with the World Boxing Organization, who made Ryder a mandatory fight, Canelo Alvarez is going for his unfinished business: Dmitry Bivol, but he has more than just one option in mind.

“We’re going for the best that’s out there, the best fights as always. We’re going to try to do the rematch with Bivol and if it doesn’t happen, I’ll try to do another good fight,” he said still in the ring after his 59th win.

Dmitry Bivol defeated Canelo in 2022 and handed him his second career loss and his first since 2013, when he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

He wants a rematch with Bivol at 175 pounds, the Russian’s weight, so there will be no pretext in his victory.

“If I beat him at 168, I’ll win because I go down, if I go up in weight they won’t say anything, that’s why I want it to be at 175 pounds,” he explained.

Benavidez is another option for Canelo

Questioned on ESPN about if the rematch with the Russian doesn’t happen, David Benavidez and Jermall Charlo came up as options.

“We’ll see. The only thing we have in mind is to have that rematch with Bivol, but if not, look for the other important fights that are also out there… if that fight doesn’t happen, I’m not closed, obviously there’s Benavidez, Charlo,” said the boxer from Guadalajara.

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