Anthony Dirrell is presently sure of what he wants at the moment and that has the Undisputed Super Middleweight Champion Saul Canelo Alvarez topping the list and other than that, the former two time world champion will consider hanging his gloves.
Dirrell started his professional career 17 years ago and at 37 years, he would like to get himself engaged with big compelling fights, which at the moment will only be sharing the ring with the Mexican, who presently holds all the titles available at the super middleweight division.
“I’ll retire,” Dirrell said during a post-fight press conference late Saturday night at MGM Grand. “Yeah, because I’m 37 years old. If I can’t fight for something, I’m fighting for nothing. I have nothing to reach. I think that’s every boxer’s dream, especially to be a undisputed champion. At least let me fight for it and see. But if I can’t [get Canelo], I’m getting too old for this, man. … And I can’t keep doing it.”
Dirrell (34-2-2, 25 KOs) ended Marcos Hernandez with a one punch knockout in the fourth round of the Co main event of the Canelo Alvarez Vs Caleb Plant fight card on Saturday Night November 6th. Dirrell hopes Helis spectacular performance will get Canelo’s attention and put him among the considered opponents for his next appearance.
“Like I say, hopefully I can get Canelo, the big head honcho,” Dirrell said. “I think everybody wants him, everybody wants to dethrone him. Hopefully, I made a big enough statement to get him. That’s the plan and hopefully, you know, he seen, you know, what I did and gonna give me a shot.”
Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) wrote his name down in history buy knocking out the previously unbeaten Caleb Plant in their undisputed championship fight this past weekend. The Mexican has made clear he will like to rest and return in May after his big performance. This will most likely rule out Dirrell for the fight as his usual Cinco De Mayo date is always fixed with high profile opponents.
Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs) could be the next opponent on Canelo’s list and will most likely be approved for the May date. The fans would like to see that fight but the former 168 Pound champion will have to defeat Kyrone Davis (16-2-1, 6 KOs) this coming weekend to stay in contention as a possible opponent for Canelo.