With the super dominant win against Callum Smith, Saul Canelo Alvarez has now vacated his WBA Middleweight belt, and will now be fighting as a super middleweight champion exclusively. Canelo’s trainer, Eddie Reynoso has said that “It is where he (Canelo) feels strongest and we are not giving away anything in weight anymore at middleweight.”
There is no question that Canelo’s body is getting bigger as he gets older so he needs to eventually step up in the division. In the fight against Callum Smith, it was shown that he can eat the punches and also has the power to knock people out as shown in the Sergey Kovalev fight.
Even with the lack of physical advantage among the top contenders, Canelo still looks invincible in his moving up fights. One thing for sure is he belong s in the division. Canelo is now his own boss, he can choose his opponents. It is proven that Canelo does not pick easy fights and always fights the division’s best.
If the other fighters want to fight the biggest name in boxing, they need to fight at 168 lbs. and face Canelo Alvarez. Fighting Canelo always guarantees the biggest payday. So if Golovkin wants to avenge the decision loss against Canelo, he needs to move up in Canelo’s preferred weight.
It is worth noting that the WBA Middleweight Canelo won was when he beat Gennady Golovkin. Meanwhile, Golovkin is just getting older and exiting his prime years, while Canelo is just getting better and better since it is now Canelo’s best years.