How pair compare as middleweight tipped to make HEAVYWEIGHT jump

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How pair compare as middleweight tipped to make HEAVYWEIGHT jump

Canelo Alvarez is tipped to become heavyweight world champion should he decide to put on the pounds – but will he be able to outdo Tyson Fury?

The 31-year-old has won world titles in four weight categories from light-middleweight to light-heavyweight.

Canelo Alvarez is tipped to become heavyweight world champion

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How two stars stack up against each other

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How two stars stack up against each othercredit: The Sun

The undisputed super middleweight champion may be ready to leap across two divisions to take on WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu.

The governing body gave the green light for the dust-up to take place in 2022, with Makabu’s winner and challenger Thabiso Machunu to face Canelo next.

Eddie Hearn has said that Canelo could rise to heavyweight as he announced that the Guadalajara native aims to make history.

And Canelo’s stablemate Frank Sanchez, who outclassed heavyweight Christian Hammer this weekend, shares similar views with Hearn.

Unified Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usik, who holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, has opened the door to a match-up against Alvarez.

But a showdown against the much bigger Gypsy King is likely to prove to be a very tough proposition for Canelo.

Canelo has recorded 39 knockouts in his 57 wins, compared to 22 KOs in his 32 appearances.

The WBC title holder remains undefeated after his thrilling trilogy fight victory over Deontay Wilder.

Canelo weighed 12th last time, which is 7th 11 pounds less than Fury for that showdown.

But it’s not only a huge weight advantage that Fury will enjoy over Mexican.

The Fury’s reach also extends 14.5 inches beyond the Canelo.

There’s no doubt that Starr will go down as one of the all-time greats, but some would argue against him for being a goat if he can overcome the vast physical gap by venting huge fury.

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