There is no doubt that Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) is the best Middleweight in the world.
He proved that much after he defeated Daniel Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs) at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 4.
It was a close but clear win for Canelo who now has three of the four major titles in the division. With yet another big win under his belt, who should be next on the three division champion’s radar?
Keep reading to find out.
There is one Middleweight title that is not in the possession of Canelo Alvarez, and that is the WBO belt of Demetrius Andrade (27-0, 17 KOs). First things first, Andrade must get through Maciej Sulecki on June 29th.
Barring a huge upset, Andrade should come out on top in that matchup. Canelo has been very vocal about fully unifying the Middleweight division.
Andrade may not be well known to the American public but, he is as skillful as anyone out there. He could present Canelo with his stiffest challenge outside of Floyd Mayweather. The WBO champ has been hollering for a fight with a big name opponent for years. He may soon get his wish.
It seems as though both Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) will be forever linked. They have already had two memorable matches.
Even with two contests against one another, they still have some unfinished business. Golovkin, made a ring side appearance and watched as Canelo outpointed Daniel Jacobs on Cinco De Mayo. To say that the former unified Middleweight champion was unimpressed would be an understatement.
The stage seems to be slowly getting set for a rubber match between these two fighters.
Jermall Charlo (28-0, 21 KOs) seems to be the forgotten man in the Middleweight division. He does hold the WBC interim title which does place him in the mandatory position to face Canelo.
Since moving up to the Middleweight division, Charlo has faced no one of note.
He was once highly regarded and he still is but, his star has dimmed a bit. On June 29 he will have yet another disappointing contest when he takes on Brandon Adams.
Charlo still has immense potential but he needs to start realizing it. Charlo’s moniker is “Lions Only” it’s about time he lived up to that name and take on Canelo Alvarez next.