Canelo Eyes Three Fights In 2019
When his team said Canelo Alvarez is sweeping the middleweight division, it seems they’ve meant it, as the unified middleweight champion eyes three fights in 2019.
Alvarez has averaged two fights a year the past few years, primarily fighting on Cinco De Mayo and Mexican Independence Day weekend. Those plans were dashed in 2018, when Alvarez would test positive for a PED, forcing him to postpone his May 5th fight with Gennady Golovkin, pushing it to September.
From there Canelo made his Madison Square Garden debut in December, when he deconstructed Rocky Fielding.
2018’s issues aside, Alvarez intends to fight three times in 2019, starting with his unification fight against Daniel Jacobs on May 4th at the T-Mobile Arena.
“Our goal is May and September. After the second fight, [a third one] will depend how I feel and I have to rest. If everything goes well I could have a third fight in the year,” Canelo said.
September would more than likely be a trilogy fight with Gennady Golovkin, who is alleged to be near a deal with Alvarez’ network partner, DAZN, with December being a possible MSG return against Demtrius Andrade, who holds the only world title not being defended when Alvarez fights Jacobs on May 4th.
Quote Via Boxing Scene