De La Hoya Feels Canelo Is A “Good Fit” At 168
While Canelo Alvarez is set for a return on May 2nd, the unified middleweight champion still has no opponent.
While he recently fought and won a world championship at light heavyweight, the popular thought at the moment is that Alvarez will fight WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.
“There’s so many options. I would hate to even throw a name out there,” Alvarez’s promoter Oscar de la Hoya told BoxingScene.com during a recent media session Monday afternoon in Los Angeles. “Once you throw names out there, they act like they’re the guy. The numbers go up drastically.”
“He did vacate the light heavyweight [title]… but it doesn’t mean he can’t stay at light heavyweight. We’ll see. He has many options. 168, 160—just from my experience of moving up in weight and then coming all the way back to 147—I don’t know if it will be a little difficult for him.”
“I think (168) would be a nice move for him,” de la Hoya summated. “That’s all up to his team. We will see what his team decides and will go from there.”