By Sean Jones: Saul Canelo Alvarez has reportedly vacated his WBA ‘routine ’ super-middleweight title he won on December 15th in stopping secondary WBA 168 lb champion Rocky Fielding from the next round at Madison Square Garden in New York. Canelo recently moved up to super middleweight December with the concept of winning a branch world title against Fielding. It was a history-making fight for Canelo, but perhaps not a compelling.
With Dmitry Bivol talking about needing to go right down to 168 to challenge Canelo due to his WBA secondary super middleweight belt, it had been a fantastic notion for Alvarez to provide up this belt straightaway rather than stay from the weight class and potentially take a terrible loss to the Russian boxer. The WBA 168 pound title would be for Canelo, something he would need to do away with in fashion with Bivol bearing down on him like a hot potato. This ’SA harmful to Canelo to fight a guy like Bivol, who are able to do only a little of what inside the ring.
It’s believed now that Canelo, 28, is giving up the WBA ‘routine ’ super middleweight name, fellow Golden Boy Promotions fighter David Lemieux (40-4, 34 KOs) will step in and fight for the vacant WBA 168 pound title contrary to number 1 WBA contender John Ryder (27-4, 15 KOs). It would be a very good fight to be made for DAZN, also it’d put Lemieux, 2-9, in a situation where he won’t even should struggle to make weight such as heor rsquo;d been doing at 160.
Having the WBA World super middleweight title at stake for the Lemieux-Ryder fight will help give it some significance for its casual Boxing fans from the U.S, who haven’t heard of or seen the 30-year-old Ryder fight before. 1 negative point to see about Ryder is he had been defeated by Rocky Fielding by a 12 round split decision a couple of years ago from April 2017, so obviously individuals ’re not managing a significant world class gift here for Lemieux. Ryder has reductions to Billy Joe Saunders, Nick Blackwell and Jack Arnfield.
While trying to get weight for a fight Tureano 19, lemieux recently was hospitalized for dehydration December. Had Lemieux won the fight, he had been likely to be matched against Canelo. Instead, Canelo will be confronting brand new International Boxing Federation middleweight champion Danny Jacobs, who won the vacant IBF belt in beating Sergiy Derevyanchenko by a 12 round split decision last October.
It’therefore quite possible that the winner of the Lemieux vs. Ryder fight will defend against the WBA ‘routine ’ super middleweight title against Fielding. It’s a scenario, however too predictable. It’ll benefit Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn if Ryder defeats Lemieux on May 4 to the Canelo-Jacobs card, and then in turn he defends the buckle contrary to Fielding. Ryder vs. Fielding would bring in good ratings in britain, however, perhaps not in the U.S. Hearn has to please not just Boxing fans from the U.S that subscribe to DAZN, but in addition his British fans from britain that watch his own cards on Sky Sports and Box Office.
Now Canelo is signed to a long five-year contract together with DAZN, he sets him at a predicament where he wants to fight fantastic competitions as much potential to bring from the subscribers, but in addition it makes it crucial for him to fight other DAZN fighters. The tall 6’inch ″ southpaw Andrade might possess a non-pleasing manner of fighting from the eyes of some Boxing fans, however there’s little Canelo can do about it. He’ll still likely desire to fight because he’therefore with DAZN, he’s unbeaten and he has the WBO 160 lb title. It had been believed that Canelo may opt to vacate his 2 middleweight titles in order to move up to super middleweight where you will find arguably less insecure conflicts for him personally because weight class. Canelo wouldh’t even need to think about another grueling fight Golovkin, or deal with a slick southpaw like Demetrius Andrade or perhaps even a huge guy like Jacobs or even Jermall Charlo. Canelo’s worries at middleweight wouldbe David Benavidez, Callum Smith, Jesse Hart and Caleb Plant. Nevertheless, the 168 pound division is indeed empty of ability and of big name fighters, it might not be a good deal for DAZN to have Canelo fighting that weight class rather than at middle weight against dinosaurs like GGG,” Jermall Charlo, Andrade, Sergiy Derevyanchenko,” Jarrett Hurd [eventually], Jermell Charlo [eventually],” Rob Brant, Jaime Munguia and Kell Brook. There are a lot choices for Canelo at times than that which are at middleweight.