Canelo Alvarez’s Next Fight Yet To Be Confirmed

Canelo Alvarez is getting closer to accepting a two-fight deal, but the champion himself said nothing is confirmed yet.

ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reported Thursday night that Alvarez agreed to Matchroom’s offer, which includes a fight with Dmitry Bivol in May and a trilogy fight with Gennadiy Golovkin in September, but Alvarez tweeted about an hour later after the report to clarify.

“About my next fight nothing is confirmed,” Alvarez wrote.

Alvarez also responded to a tweet that Coppinger posted – which is now deleted – and said, “I don’t even agree I’m still negotiating don’t lie to people the day everything is signed that day I’ll let them know for now there’s nothing concrete.”

Earlier Thursday, ESPN reported that Alvarez had declined PBC’s two-fight offer with Jermall Charlo in May and then one in September against former champion David Benavidez.

Golovkin is back in training and will face Ryota Murata in an April middleweight unification bout. If the deal goes through, their fight would be at super middleweight for Alvarez’s undisputed belts.

The potential fight with Bivol would be a light heavyweight for Bivol’s belt.

Matchroom’s offer is “upwards of $85 million.”

Alvarez has been exploring his options since becoming the first super middleweight undisputed champion with a TKO over Caleb Plant in November.

The Mexican star eventually announced he was moving up two weight classes to face cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu, but that is unclear now.

Alvarez is a promotional free agent.

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