Canelo Alvarez’s Coach Details Future Plans

Canelo Alvarez’s trainer has laid out future plans for the Mexican star.

Canelo is set to put his WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring Super-Middleweight Titles on the line against Avni Yildirim on February 27. The title fight will take place inside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. If Canelo can emerge victorious and walk out of the bout unscathed, then he’s expected to meet WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders.

During a chat with FOX Deportes, Canelo’s trainer, Eddy Reynoso, revealed what his fighter is planning if he gets past Yildirim and Saunders (via BoxingScene.com).

“Our idea is to defend on the 27th, we have the fight with Billy Joe Saunders for May 8 and then we will look to negotiate with Caleb Plant to unify the four titles. [To unify an entire division] is one of the great projects that we have always wanted to do.”

Canelo is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Callum Smith back in December. The win earned Canelo the 168-pound championships that are currently on his mantle. If Canelo can defeat Yildirim and Saunders, then go on to defeat IBF Champion Caleb Plant, then Canelo would become the undisputed super-middleweight champion.

Of course, that’s barring any issues with mandatories from the sanctioning bodies.

Canelo has said he wants to fight at least three times in 2021. Canelo had just one outing last year due to a rift with his former promoter, Golden Boy Promotions. Canelo has since been free to sign short-term deals with various promoters depending on which fight he wants. His bout with Yildirim is the first bout of his two-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing.

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