Canelo Leaves The Door Open To Fight in Mexico in 2019

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By Miguel Rivera

WBA, IBF, WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, and his promoter Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions, have left open the possibility of a fight in Mexico for the month of September.

Earlier this month, Canelo won a dominant twelve round unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs to unify the three middleweight belts at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo has not fought in Mexico, since November 2011, when he stopped Kermit Cintron in Mexico City.

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Regarding the possibility of fighting in Mexico, Canelo told ESPN Deportes – “Let’s see, hopefully.”

And his manager Eddy Reynoso said: “We are going to look for something important in September, we want the best fighters and we are going to look for them.”

In an earlier interview, De La Hoya said that the fight in Mexico is viable. There is talk of a possible fight in the Foro Sol or Estadio Chivas, since the Estadio Azteca would has been ruled out due to the beer sponsorship backed by Canelo.

De La Hoya admits that staging an event in Mexico will have a lot to do with a top opponent being willing to travel over to face him.

“It’s an open option, that all depends on the situation, how Canelo feels, if he wants to fight in Mexico, if he wants to be in his land, but you also have to see which opponent wants to go to Mexico, which world champion wants to go to Mexico and wants fighting in front of [a packed venue of] Mexicans. We are going to see what happens,” said De La Hoya.

Canelo also holds the WBA’s “regular” title at super middleweight.

There is nothing set in stone regarding the weight for his next fight.

“That depends, why not [fight next at] 175, I think Canelo has always been ambitious and wants to fight with the best, so let’s sit down and analyze the situation,” De La Hoya said

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