Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has successfully collected all the middleweight world title belts by defeating Caleb Plant recently, and he is not stopping there.
The pound-for-pound king is looking to display his dominance in the upper-division once again as he reportedly will face Ilunga Makabu.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman agreed to the request of Alvarez.
This move will not affect Canelo as he had already proven his might in the light heavyweight when he defeated Sergey Kovalev for his fourth division world title.
He is aiming for his fifth, and can he possibly surpass Manny Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion.
‘I know … what he has done with the heavyweights he spars with, and that is why we asked for the fight,’ he told ESPN. ‘We know that [Makabu] is strong, but Canelo can beat him,” his trainer Eddie Reynoso said.
‘It is one more challenge. Just as we took the challenges at 168 and 175 pounds, now we are going to cruiserweight.’