News | Apr 12 2017

Canelo Alvarez confirms move to middleweight

But Canelo Alvarez insists he is not preparing for a fight with Gennady Golovkin...yet
Canelo Alvarez
Canelo-Alvarez  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

CANELO ALVAREZ has confirmed he will operate at middleweight after his all-Mexican clash with Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr in Las Vegas on May 6.

Alvarez, who has never fought above 155lbs, will meet Chavez at a 164.5lb catchweight before finally campaigning at 160lbs, where a certain Gennady Golovkin currently reigns.

While he would not be drawn on his options at middleweight, Canelo – who previously held the WBC middleweight title but only ever contested it at 155lbs – is seemingly moving closer to a blockbuster clash with the Kazakh.