Following Alvarez’s win over Jermell Charlo via a unanimous decision to defend his undisputed super middleweight title, the attention turned towards Canelo’s next opponent. The calls on the Mexican to face Benavidez grew, but boxing fans were not satisfied after Alvarez remained coy on whether he would face the Mexican Monster next.
Canelo Alvarez's next two fights in 2024 will reportedly both still be broadcast by Showtime PPV in the USA, despite Showtime Sports shutting down at the end of 2023 – this had been previously agreed as part of his deal with Al Haymon's PBC. [According to @ESPNmx]
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 25, 2023
Things had also been complicated by Showtime’s decision to exit boxing at the end of 2023, given Alvarez’s three-fight deal with PBC. But since the Mexican has two fights left on his deal, it appears that two mega fights against two undefeated Mexicans are being considered. And as part of that process, the bouts will still be broadcast by Showtime due to an agreement with Canelo as part of the boxer’s deal. That would open up the door for fights on Cinco De Mayo weekend and Mexican Independence Day moving forward.
“The remaining fights of the agreement would take place in May and September of next year, contemplating a possible battle against David Benavidez for [September], as long as he wins against Demetrius Andrade this November 25. Those two fights would be distributed by Showtime PPV,” Salvador Rodriguez ESPN said
Social Media Response
Canelo is the face of boxing,
and if he makes good fights next year. It's good for the sport.
— Combat O’Daley (@combatOdaley) October 26, 2023
letsss goo we get to see more showtime fights
— chris🎒 (@aljoworld) October 25, 2023
— Strange But True (@Strange_B_True) October 25, 2023