Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez may swap his focus to the fearsome Artur Beterbiev for his subsequent battle, suggests promoter Bob Arum.
Undefeated Beterbiev will put his WBC and IBF light-weight-heavyweight titles, and his 100 for every cent knockout ratio, at stake versus Marcus Browne, reside on Sky Sporting actions from 1am on Saturday morning.
He may develop right into a goal for Canelo, the pound-for-pound celebrity who’s mounting by means of the kilos divisions in search for of extra audacious troubles.
High Rank promoter Arum, who signifies Beterbiev, insisted that Canelo has proven need: “In fact. I do know that he would.
“Eddy Reynoso is a glorious coach and is extremely close to to Canelo.
“I do know Canelo fairly very effectively, as a result of he was a youthful man.
“He has expressed curiosity to me about stopping Beterbiev or Joe Smith Jr.
“I’d search forward to Could effectively or September, the 2 dates that Canelo likes to battle, that he would battle a type of gentle-heavyweights.”
Canelo is beforehand a 4-body weight planet winner and has been provided permission by the WBC to enter a fifth division to impediment cruiserweight winner Ilunga Makabu.
However with Makabu additionally owing to make a compulsory WBC title defence from Thabiso Mchunu, Arum has raised doubts about irrespective of if Canelo can go ahead with a problematic bout.
“I assume they must abandon it,” he mentioned.
Canelo has already entered the gentle-heavyweight division to knock out Sergey Kovalev and seize a WBO belt.
However taking over Beterbiev, who’s in his main and has knocked out every opponent he has at any time happy, is an fully way more difficult exercise.
Beterbiev demonstrated his menace by halting Oleksandr Gvozdyk who was additionally an undefeated whole world champion on the time.
“Canelo is a risk-taker and that helps make him so widespread,” defined Arum.
“It could be a considerable battle because of the truth the betting motion would go every strategies.
“Some will method Beterbiev is just too massive and robust. Some others will say Canelo is particular and might take care of all people.
“It’s one specific of an important fights in boxing.”
Sky Sports activities Boxing schedule
Saturday December 18 – Main Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-weight-heavyweight titles
Saturday January 29 – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin – IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles
Saturday February 19 – BOXXER in Manchester – Sky Sports activities actions Field Office
Amir Khan vs Kell Brook
Saturday February 26 – Main Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-light-weight titles