Mexican Boxing Icon Canelo Alvarez wrote his name down in history with a brutal Knockout victory over Caleb Plant, unifying the Super middleweight division but seems unsatisfied with his achievements and will like to take his adventure into the cruiserweight division.
The World Boxing Council (WBC) have now approved his move to the cruiserweight division after a request from his trainer/manager Eddy Reynoso was submitted two days ago during the Mandatory Challenger’s portion of the WBC Annual Conference.
“We just approved the challenge between Canelo Alvarez and Junior Makabu in cruiserweight,” Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the WBC announced Tuesday.
Alvarez (57-1-2, 39KOs) brutally knocked out Formerly unbeaten Caleb Plant (21-1, 12KOs) in the eleventh round to unify all four belts in the 168 Pound division and should he decide to stay in the 168 Pound division, questions of mandatory title defences and the order to which he will defend the belts will come into picture.
Having achieved undisputed status at super middleweight, Alvarez targets WBC Cruiserweight Champion Ilunga ‘Junior’ Makabu, having already satisfied his mandatory at 168 pounds with a knockout victory over Anvi Yildirim back in February this year at the Miami Gardens.
Ilunga Makabu has already been order to defend his title against mandatory challenger mandatory challenger Thabiso Mchunu and the approved request to fight Makabu next can only be realistic, if the WBC allows Makabu to pause his preparations for Mchunu and face Alvarez first.
former two-time WBC titlist David Benavidez (25-0, 22KOs) climbed to the WBC No.1 spot with a seventh round knockout victory over Kyrone Davis this past Weekend and many expected them both to collide in their next outing. However with the next development, Benavidez could settle for former IBF middleweight titlist David Lemieux, who is the next highly rated WBC contender.