Errol Spence Jr. has advised Canelo Alvarez to stay away from the light-heavyweight division.
The Mexican is aiming to secure a rematch with Dmitry Bivol after losing a one-sided unanimous decision last year.
In the process of doing that, Canelo returned with an easy win over John Ryder, despite failing to knock him out.
And now the attention has turned to Bivol. However, there are a few stumbling blocks. Canelo is seeking the rematch on the same terms at 175 lbs, stating that it would rule out any excuses were he to beat Bivol.
However, the latter is allegedly wanting a bout at 168 lbs in the hope he can take Canelo’s undisputed titles and become a two-weight world champion.
After all, Bivol has his eyes set on his own undisputed ambitions at 175 lbs with a possible fight against Artur Beterbiev.
With that being said, Spence urged Canelo to avoid Bivol and Beterbiev on the basis that he lacks the power to do any damage at that weight class.
And in the process, he has stated that a clash with the ‘Mexican Monster’ David Benavidez would make more sense.
“Benavidez would be a good a** fight because they’re going to be right there with each other. Canelo is probably more slicker, but that would be a good fight. I think he should stay away from Bivol. Stay away from Beterbiev too.
“Go back to 168 and handle your business, but I feel like 175 is pushing it. He [Canelo] throws a lot of power punches. I don’t think his power affects them at 175 like it would at the lower weights,” Spence to ESNEWS
Much in the same way, trainer James Gogue made it clear that Canelo was on the decline, despite his win over Ryder. Therefore, he backed Bivol and Benavidez to come out on top against him.
“I think it’s safe to say that Canelo Alvarez’s best days are definitely behind him.” “At this juncture of his career, I would clearly pick Bivol and Benavidez to beat him,” Gogue