No September fight for Canelo Alvarez

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Canelo Photos by Top Rank
Canelo Photos by Top Rank
Golden Boy and Canelo Alvarez have made the strategic decision to postpone their typical September fight. The decision was made in an effort to secure the right opponent and to do justice to the level of promotion required for a boxing star of his magnitude. Though Canelo typically fights in May and September, it is not without precedent to fight later in the year as Canelo did fight in December of 2018 in Madison Square Garden. Canelo’s next fight will now take place later in 2019.

News leaked a month ago that Alvarez wanted to fight light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. Negotiations broke off over what was a deemed an "extremely low" offer by Golden Boy. Kovalev fights Anthony Yarde next month in Russia.


Also discussed were fights with WBO champion Demetrius Andrade and WBO 154-pound champion Jaime Munguia. DAZN pushed for a third fight with Gennady Golovkin, but was vetoed by Alvarez who hasn’t shown much interest in fighting Golovkin again.


"As a Mexican, it’s a responsibility and an honor to represent my country in both May and September," said Canelo Alvarez. "Those are my dates. However, as a world champion in multiple weight classes, I also have the responsibility of delivering the most exciting and competitive fights possible. That’s why Golden Boy and my team have decided to postpone the date in order to do right by my fans by promoting the best fight possible and with the best opponent possible."


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