Canelo Alvarez has stated his precedence is to unify titles at super-middleweight, quite than struggle Gennady Golovkin for a 3rd time.
The Mexican star is about to return to motion on December 19 and problem Callum Smith for the WBA and Ring Journal belts at 168lbs.
Ought to he win that, his plan is to focus on the opposite champions.
Canelo advised ESPN: “Everyone knows that the one struggle Golovkin needs, possibly to retire after, is the struggle towards me.
“We have been in talks with Golovkin earlier than the pandemic began.
“We have been in talks to make a struggle this 12 months, however sadly this complete pandemic concern occurred and all that was cancelled.
“However proper now an important factor, what we take into consideration, are different aims.
“The primary is Callum Smith and we wish to unify the titles at 168lbs and proceed making historical past.
“We’ll see about Golovkin later.”
This information shall be music to the ears of Billy Joe Saunders.
The WBO champion defended his super-middleweight title towards Martin Murray on Friday night time and reiterated his want to struggle Canelo.
It’s going to additionally trigger optimism for IBF champion Caleb Plant, who was in talks for a bout with Canelo this month, although a deal didn’t get completed.
As issues stand, the WBC belt is at present vacant.