What unfair conditions were Saunders and Smith forced to fight under?If Alvarez fights Beterbiev next his moronic haters will say he ducked PlantBETER PREPARE Canelo Alvarez wants super-fight with light-heavyweight Artur Beterbiev, boxing’s only champ with 100% KO ratio
CANELO ALVAREZ wants a super-fight with light-heavyweight Artur Beterbiev - boxing's only champion with a 100 per cent knockout ratio.
The Mexican superstar is in talks for an undisputed super-middleweight title decider with American Caleb Plant.
If successful, he would have cleaned out the 168lb division and the four belts that come with it.
Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed Canelo could then eye a move back to light-heavyweight, where he won the WBO belt in 2019.
And he will target the most feared puncher of them all, Russian Beterbiev, 36, who has 16 straight KOs, or Dmitry Bivol, 30, who has the WBA crown.
Hearn told Little Giant Boxing: “Canelo Alvarez is the absolute pound-for-pound king.
"He has the right to fight whoever he wants. But, the good news is, he is fighting champion after champion after champion.
“So you don’t have to worry about Saul, he’ll fight anyone.
"Maybe after this he will go to light heavyweight and he may fight Beterbiev and he might fight Bivol. He doesn’t care."
Canelo, 30, moved up to the 175lb, light-heavy mark two years ago when he knocked out Sergey Kovalev, 38, in round 11.
But he later vacated the title to move back down to super-middleweight, where he has since won the WBA, WBC and WBO belts.
Only 29-year-old Plant's IBF strap is missing in Canelo's quest to become undisputed king.
The pair are now in talks to fight in September in Las Vegas.
Anyone who believes Canelo will actually fight Beterbiev under equal conditions... I've got some beachfront property in Nebraska I'd like to sell ya.