Chavez, De la Hoya and now Canelo Set for Cinco de Mayo May 7th!

Through Ken Hissner: WBA, WBO, WBC and IBF Super Middleweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, of Guadalajara, Mexico, awaits his next opponent for Cinco de Mayo Day on May 7.

Alvarez, 57-1-2 (39), fought twice in 2021, stopping WBO World Super Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders, then 30-0, of the UK, at the end of the eighth round at AT&T Stadium, in Arlington , Texas.

In November, Alvarez stopped IBF World Super Middleweight Champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant, then 21-0, of Las Vegas, in the 11th round at MGM Grands Grand Garden, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Alvarez became the second boxer alongside WBA, WBO, WBC and IBF Super Lightweight Champion Josh ‘The Tartan Tornado’ Taylor, 18-0 (13) of Scotland, UK, to capture all four organization titles. On February 22, Taylor is scheduled to defend against British Jack ‘El Gato’ Catterall, 26-0 (13), at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland.

On May 4, 2019, Alvarez defeated former WBA & IBF Middleweight Champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. On May 6, 2017, Alvarez defeated Julio “JC Jr” Cesar Chavez, Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.

On May 9, 2015, Alvarez James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland stopped at Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas. On May 7, 2016, Alvarez Amir ‘King’ Khan stopped at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. On May 5, 2012, WBC World Super Lightweight Champion Alvarez defeated former WBO Super Lightweight Champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada.

On May 8, 1993, WBC World Super Lightweight Champion Julio “JC” Cesar Chavez Terrence Ali stopped at the Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. On May 7, 1994, former champion Chavez again won the WBC World Super Lightweight title from Frankie “The Surgeon” Randall, on TD8, at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada.

On May 6, 1995, WBO World Lightweight Champion Oscar “Golden Boy” De La Hoya IBF World Lightweight Champion Rafael Ruelas stopped at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada. On May 3, 2003, WBC World Superwelterweight Champion De La Hoya retired former IBF World Light Middleweight Champion Luis “Yori Boy” Campas at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.

On May 6, 2006, former WBO World Middleweight Champion De La Hoya retired WBC Super Welterweight Champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV.

On May 5, 2007, WBC Super Welterweight Champion De La Hoya lost a split decision to Floyd “Money” Mayweather at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada. On May 3, 2008, De La Hoya defeated Steve “2 Pound” Forbes, Home Depot Center, Carson, California.

On December 18, 2021, WBA Super Middleweight Champion Cuban David “Osvary” Morrell, 6-0 (5), Alantez “SlyAza” Fox, retired from the Minneapolis Armory, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

On June 27, 2021, Morrell, Cuban David “Osary” Morrell, won the WBA Super Middleweight title, stopping Mario Abel Cazares at the Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

On August 8, 2020, Morrell defeated WBA Gold World Super Middleweight Champion Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen for the Interim World Super Middleweight title.

Alvarez has followed Chavez and De La Hoya through their fights at Cinco de Mayo events. On May 7, 2022, who will Alvarez fight and where?
One of the possible opponents is WBA Super World Light Heavyweight champion from Russia, Dmitry Bivol, 19-0 (12), who made his eighth defense on December 11, 2021, beating Umar Salamov. He defeated current WBO World Light Heavyweight champion Joe Smith, Jr., another potential opponent for Alvarez, on March 9, 2019.

Two others named are WBC World Middleweight Champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo, 32-22, of Houston, Texas. WBO World Middleweight Champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, 31-0 (19), of Providence, Rhode Island.

Alvarez’s WBC No. 1 contender is former WBC World Super Middleweight Champion David “El Bandera” Benavidez, 25-0 (22), of Phoenix, Arizona. The WBA No. 1 contender is Aidos Yerbossynuly, 16-0 (12), of KAZ. The top contender in the IBF is WBC International Super Middleweight Champion Russian Evengy Shvedenko, 15-0 (6), from Germany. WBO No. 1 contender is WBO International Champion Zach Parker, 22-0 (16), from the United Kingdom.

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