World Boxing: Canelo Alvarez Ready to Challenge Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua

MDP Live - Canelo Alvarez is reportedly soon to take a crazy step in a career in the world boxing scene. Starting his adventure in professional boxing by going down at welterweight (66.68 kg), the Mexican boxer is rumored to be going down to heavyweight (+101.61 kg).

In the near future, he is rumored to be setting his boxing schedule to challenge WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu. In fact, Canelo, who is now down in the super middle class (76.2 kg), is only about 14 kg to move up to cruiser class.

British promoter Eddie Hearn wants to pit Canelo Alvarez against Gennady Golovkin in middleweight or Dmitry Bivol in light heavyweight. However, when he spent time with Canelo in San Diego, California, Hearn admitted that he was amazed by Canelo Alvarez's statement.

Hearn said Canelo had a dream of appearing in the heavyweight division. In fact, with confidence, Canelo Alvarez told Hearn that he was able to beat two heavyweight champions, Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.

"He (Canelo) thinks he is completely unbeatable. And he thinks he can beat Oleksandr Usyk. I think he can beat Anthony Joshua. That's his mentality. He is very good. Arguably the best fighter I've ever seen up close." Hearn said.

Canelo is not a boxer under the management of Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing. However, the boxer fight under Matchroom and Canelo will also add to the coffers of Eddie Hearn's wealth.

"Canelo lives with challenges and it depends on the fights he likes. The trilogy fight with Golovkin is still the biggest in boxing. It is a trilogy that proves who the undisputed world champion is," said Eddie Hearn.

As for Canelo Alvarez's coach, Eddy Reynoso, it is possible that his boxer will face Jermall Charlo. “Charlo is a more marketable fighter, he has a lot of followers, and because of that the fights are more attractive.

However, Eddy added, “Canelo is at a level where he can fight anyone. I think the difference is in the weight and we have to be careful with that. He can fight at a heavyweight where he feels strong."

"We'll see if something can happen in May or September. In fact, Golovkin had revealed his intention to fight against Canelo. There is an intention for a trilogy fight. However, we will work with boxing promoters who have the best fighters and the best fights for us," said Eddy.

Ilunga Makabu promises to knock down Canelo Alvarez

MDP Live - Cruiserweight boxer Ilunga Makabu successfully defended his WBC title. The achievement was obtained after defeating Thabio Mchunu by winning points.

In that fight, Makubu won over Mchunu by points. Judges Steve Weisfeld and Jamie Garayua gave it a score of 115-113 and 116-112 for Makabu, while Nathan Palmer gave a score of 115-113 for Mchunu.

"Today, I didn't come for a knockout," said Makabu, who won the vacant WBC belt against Michal Cieslak almost exactly two years ago on January 31, 2020.

"I came to show that I can box. I'm going to box and knock Canelo in the next fight, baby."

In his debut in the United States, 34-year-old Makabu put pressure on his compatriot. He successfully followed his team's game plan from the opening bell to take his unbeaten record to 10.

“We are leading the fight comfortably. Junior (Makabu) boxed beautifully. We know about what Mchunu will do this time," said Ilunga Makabu coach Damien Durandt

“He brought some elements that surprised us. I told Junior not to look for a knockout. If it comes, we'll take it. What I want from the first round are points. He said to me, 'I understand you, honey.'”

The WBC has approved their match, even if it means a two-division jump for the undisputed super middleweight champion, who has won world titles in four different weight classes.

Even so, Canelo has a wide selection of potential opponents, including WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Jermall Charlo and WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol.