Canelo Alvarez ‘sets his sights on the summer confrontation with Billy Joe Saunders’ with negotiations to advance this week for a super-middleweight title fight in Las Vegas
- Canelo Alvarez is aiming for a showdown in Las Vegas with Billy Joe Saunders
- The Mexican reportedly chose the Briton as his next opponent this summer
- He also considered Callum Smith, but the WBO belt from Saunders is more attractive
- Alvarez will fall back to super-middleweight to fight Saunders in May
Canelo Alvarez is said to have chosen Billy Joe Saunders as his next opponent for his annual Cinco De Mayo confrontation in Las Vegas.
The Mexican star currently has the WBA super-middleweight world title and wants to add the WBO belt from Saunders to his collection.
According to the athletics, Alvarez also considered fellow Brit Callum Smith a potential opponent, but the title from Saunders was a more attractive proposition.
Canelo Alvarez is said to have chosen Billy Joe Saunders as his next opponent this summer
Saunders currently has the WBO middleweight title and could face the Mexican in Las Vegas
Negotiations between the two hunters will continue and if the fight were to be successful, Alvarez would fall back to super middleweight after his intensive two weight classes to defeat Sergey Kovalev.
The win saw the 29-year-old become a four-weight champion, but he quickly left the light-heavyweight title to unite the super-middleweight division.
Saunders’ final fight came on the undercard of KSI’s rematch with Logan Paul at the Staples Center in November.
The 30-year-old Brit managed to beat Marceloa Esteban Coceres in the penultimate round to grab the win.
Saunders (right) knocked out Marceloa Esteban Coceres in their November game
Promoter Eddie Hearn, who represents Saunders, wants his husband to pit against Alvarez, who has a mega-10 combat agreement with streaming site DAZN.
Alvarez regularly fights at the Cinco De Mayo party weekend, with Daniel Jacobs his most recent victim, with the Mexican beating him on points last year.
Saunders is currently undefeated after 29 fights and has once successfully defended his belt.