Canelo Vacates WBO Title

Canelo Alvarez has vacated one of his world titles, as he seems to indicate where he will fight next.

Alvarez has vacated his WBO light heavyweight titles just over six-weeks after he defeated Sergey Kovalev by knockout in Las Vegas.

On Tuesday morning, Golden Boy Promotions released a statement that Alvarez has decided to vacate the title in an attempt to free up the title and open up the possibility for a potential Gennadiy Golovkin trilogy fight in May.

“I know that my accomplishments in the ring have brought pride to my fans and my country,” Alvarez said. “I have long enjoyed my relationship with the WBO and appreciate all they do to preserve and enhance the sport of boxing. This agreement allows the WBO to have its light heavyweight title contested regularly and allows me to pursue bouts against the best opponents, regardless of weight class.”

With the light heavyweight title no longer in his collection, Alvarez is now only a two-division titleholder, holding titles at 160 and 168 pounds.

Options at super middleweight include WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders, WBC champion David Benavidez and WBA champion Callum Smith, as well as middleweights Gennadiy Golovkin, WBO champion Demetrius Andrade or WBC champion Jermall Charlo.


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