Canelo’s Team Wants Unification At 160 Or 168

With another belt added to Canelo Alvarez’ collection, his head trainer Eddy Reynoso is focused on his champion becoming undisputed or further unified in 2019.

Reynosos was impressed with Alvarez’ ability to adjust to the bigger and stronger Jacobs, keeping control during the 12-round unanimous decision win on Saturday night in Las Vegas.”I loved the way he flexed his waist, his work off the ropes when Jacobs had him against the ropes, but I really like how he moved his waist,” Reynoso said.

“We saw that he was working the head too much, but because of Jacobs mobility he was always taking a step back, getting off-balance and creating problems, so we kept telling him to go for the shoulders, work more on the shoulders, because then he’d get him.”

Even with a GGG trilogy fight awaiting him potentially in September, Reynoso would prefer his 28-year old champion attain the last title needed to be undisputed, the WBO’s middleweight title.

Alvarez could end up with a September fight against either current champion Demetrius Andrade, or his June opponent Maceij Sulecki, with a September fight night.

If a deal can’t be made between Alvarez and the Matchroom repped Andrade, Reynoso can see Alvarez going back to 168 and unify his WBA “regular” super middleweight title with WBA “super” champion, Callum Smith.

“We’d love to unify at 160, at that weight, if the champ is available – but if that’s not available then we’d like to unify at 168,” Reynoso said.

Initial Report: Boxing Scene


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