Boxing News At Five | Jul 04 2019

Boxing News at Five: Andrade emerges as frontrunner for Alvarez date, Khan says his future lies in Saudi Arabia

Canelo Alvarez could face WBO champion Demetrius Andrade on September 14, and Amir Khan sounds happy to see out his career in Saudi Arabia
Billy Joe Saunders
Saunders v Andrade

GIVEN he is perhaps the biggest name in the sport today, it should come as no surprise that Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has a multitude of options for his next fight on September 14.

In recent weeks there has been talk of potential fights against Callum Smith, the WBA super-middleweight champion, Sergey Kovalev, the WBO light-heavyweight champion and Jaime Munguia, the WBO super-welterweight champion. Now the latest name in the frame is WBO middleweight king Demetrius Andrade.

Alvarez, the current world middleweight champion and WBA ‘regular’ super-middleweight champion, can essentially cherry-pick whoever he fancies fighting (whoever he deems worthy of blessing with a life-changing payday), but would appear to be keener on Andrade, the champion in his current weight class, than the rest.