5. David Lemieux
The Canadian may have already lost to Gennady Golovkin but he’s a powerful, solid middleweight, with real punch power and a style that lends itself to exciting fights. Plus this would give Canelo Alvarez the chance to go up to 160lbs, from the catchweight he’s been operating at, and acclimatize properly to middleweight.
4. Miguel Cotto
They only just fought at the end of last year, but it was a quality contest. While Cotto of course was competitive, Alvarez won it on points.