Canelo Alvarez ‘much more likely’ to fight 32-0 Jermall Charlo NEXT rather than cruiserweight bout vs Ilunga Makabu

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Canelo Alvarez ‘much more likely’ to fight 32-0 Jermall Charlo NEXT rather than cruiserweight bout vs Ilunga Makabu

Boxing superstar Canelo lvarez is ‘more likely’ to face WBC middleweight king Jarmel Charloe in his next fight than he is to challenge for the cruiserweight title.

The pound-for-pound king surprised boxing fans around the world last November by announcing that he would challenge Ilunga Makabu for the WBC cruiserweight strap.

Canelo lvarez unified the super-middleweight division last November

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Canelo lvarez unified the super-middleweight division last Novembercredit: getty
And he immediately announced a show move up to cruiserweight to face Ilungu Makabus

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And he immediately announced a show move up to cruiserweight to face Ilungu Makabuscredit: WBC
But a showdown with WBC middleweight king Jermel Charlo is reportedly 'more likely' for the Mexican

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But a showdown with WBC middleweight king Jermel Charlo is reportedly ‘more likely’ for the Mexicancredit: getty

Canelo’s shock bid to become five-weight world champion, however, seems cold.

And according to boxing journalist Mike Koppinger, the long-awaited showdown with Charlo over the Cinco de Mayo weekend is now ‘more likely’ for the Mexican.

During an appearance on ESPN, Köppinger said: “I’m hearing that it’s very likely that he will fight Jermael Charloe on Cinco de Mayo.

“Talks are on for that fight right now.”

Canelo made history in November by defeating Caleb Plant to become the world’s first undisputed super-middleweight champion.

And Showtime Sports president Stephen Espinoza recently revealed that the 31-year-old is set to face Charlo next.

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He told ES News: “For my money, the next two most interesting fights for Canelo are Jermael Charlo and David Benavidez or David Benavidez and Jermal Charloe.

“We have definitely mentioned him to Team Canelo, and there is interest.

“We’ve seen this year that Canelo has been busy.

“I hope he joins his next fight very soon.”

The undefeated Charlo, the older twin brother of light-middleweight champion Jermel, has called Canelo out over the years.

And he did it again after stopping Caleb Plante in the 11th round of Undisputed Showdown.

He told Fight Hype: “I’ll go to Mexico and fight Canelo at his house.

“Ronnie (Shields), Ronnie, Ronnie, won’t we fight Canelo at his house?

Germale Charlo has had Canelo Alvarez in his sights for many years

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Germale Charlo has had Canelo Alvarez in his sights for many yearscredit: getty

“We’ll go to Mexico. We love Mexico. We’re from Texas brother.”

And last month, he told his 469,000 Instagram followers: “I wish I could give you Canelo Alvarez’s fight for Christmas, but I can’t.

“Stop asking me stupid questions. He doesn’t want to fight!”

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