Canelo Alvarez says he wants ‘to be undisputed at 175’ pounds

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published at DAZN.com.

Canelo Alvarez could be about to launch a campaign to dominate another division.

The 31-year-old Mexican star is already in possession of all four belts at 168 pounds. And he’s set to challenger WBA 175-pound titleholder Dmitry Bivol on May 7 in Las Vegas (DAZN).

Were he to secure the strap, Alvarez would need to face the winner of the June 18 fight between WBC and IBF beltholder Artur Beterbiev and WBO champ Joe Smith Jr. to become undisputed light heavyweight champion.

That would probably take place late this year or next year because Alvarez is expected to face Gennadiy Golovkin a third time before the end of this year.

Speaking to TMZ, Canelo said he had no plans to slow down despite his success.

“I hope [I continue to stay in boxing for] a long time, because I’m gonna miss boxing when I’m retired. Right now, [I have] six years more, seven, five, I don’t know,” he said.

“I love boxing. I love a challenge. I love that adrenaline. I need to accomplish everything to be in the books of history of boxing. That’s why I’m here and I love what I do.

“When you see the best fighter go up and down a weight class and beat all the champions? I think nobody, and I try to do my best. For boxing, for me, for my legacy.”

Alvarez added that Bivol is no pushover.

“[Dmitry’s] a really good boxer,” he said. “He’s a solid champion at 175. It’s a dangerous fight. I like it, I love that kind of challenge. I really like it. But, I believe in my abilities, and I’m strong too. So, I’m confident in that, but it’s gonna be a really good fight.

“I like the idea to be undisputed at 175. That’s what I like, but you never know.”

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