Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is one of the best boxers at the moment, and he has his eyes set on Amir Khan, who will battle it out with the Mexican for the WBC middleweight title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 7. Despite his focus being solely on Khan, Alvarez's next fight could be one of the biggest in recent times -- against Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin.
Alvarez is the favourite to defeat Khan in Las Vegas and set up the all-important date with the man known as 'GGG'. The WBC has made it clear that the winner of the Alvarez-Khan bout will fight Golovkin, who is expected to defeat Dominic Wade on April 23 at The Forum in Los Angeles.
Alvarez is set to watch Golovkin's bout against Wade.
"Yeah, if I have the time, if I'm free on Saturday night, I'll watch it. I'll sit down and watch it. If not, I'll probably record it and watch it later. I follow boxing, so yeah, most likely, I'm going to watch it," boxingscene.com quoted Alvarez as saying.
If things go according to plan, and both Alvarez and Golovkin emerge victorious, one could witness a cracker of a bout. Alvarez is well aware of it, and said Golovkin is in his plans.
"(Golovkin) is definitely in my future plans. That's the fight I want. I want to give that to the fans. I'm just not sure when," Alvarez said.
Though Alavarez is the favourite for his fight against Khan, he cannot take his opponent lightly. The British boxer has made some plans, and is undergoing some serious training under trainer Virgil Hunter. Khan has a point to prove against Alvarez as this is the British boxer's biggest fight of his career.
The fight should be about Khan's speed against Alvarez's power, and the Mexican is 100% focussed on the bout.
"Right now I'm focused on Amir Khan. That's my fight. I want to fight three times this year. That's my plan, but anything can happen in this fight with Amir Khan. So sometimes you have a plan and it changes, so I'm focused 100 percent on Amir Khan and we'll see right after that," Alvarez said.