Heavyweight Contender Frank Sanchez doesn’t see Canelo Alvarez doing bad at Cruiserweight division after the Undisputed super Middleweight Champion made known his decision to face WBC Cruiserweight Champion Ilunga Makabu in his next outing.
Canelo in his last fight, haunted down a very good Caleb Plant, Broke him down and knocked him out in the eleventh round of their battle early in November win the IBF 168 Pound title becoming the undisputed Champion in the weight class.
Canelo then submitted an appeal to move up two weight classes to face Ilunga Makabu and that got approved by the World Council (WBC) but many critics believe, Canelo is biting more than he can Chew. However, Sanchez who is also trained by Eddy Reynoso see’s Canelo excelling in the Cruiserweight Division.
If this fight [with Makabu] is done, it would be very good. Canelo, I’ve always said, he hits like a heavyweight. I have worked with him frequently as a sparring partner, and I think I think he has a pretty good opportunity [for success] at cruiserweight. He has learned a lot in boxing, he has his punch and he can withstand a lot like the Mexican that he is. I would be delighted to help him prepare for his fight,” Sanchez told George Ebro.
Canelo hopes to face Makabu after the first quarter of the year, in his usual May date.
Sanchez will return to action in January against Puerto Rico’s Carlos Negron, whom he faces on a Fox Sports Pay-Per-View. Sanchez will be look to build up on his exceptional victory over formerly undefeated Nigerian Efe Ajagba, whom he easily outboxed in his last outing.
“The first thing I want to say is that  will be the year that we’ll be ready for a world title. A name that stands out [for me to fight is] that of Oleksandr Usyk. I’ve always wanted to face Anthony Joshua, but now that Usyk won the [WBA, IBO, WBO, IBF] titles, I would like to fight against him in the not too distant future,” Sanchez said.