Canelo-Andrade possible for September

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Canelo’s next fight is still up in the air, with plenty of rumors floating.

Canelo Alvarez will return on Sept. 14, despite reports that he’s had some issues with his left knee, and there are plenty of potential opponents being discussed. Sergey Kovalev is one, but that doesn’t seem like it’s happening. Jaime Munguia says he has an offer. Gennadiy Golovkin is out there, although that’s also seeming unlikely. Callum Smith wants the fight, but that isn’t happening in September.

And then there’s WBO middleweight titleholder Demetrius Andrade, who just fought this past weekend, beating Maciej Sulecki on DAZN. ESPN reports that Andrade is in the running, with Andrade promoter Eddie Hearn and Golden Boy’s Eric Gomez both confirming that they’ve spoken about the potential fight.

The main attraction for Canelo-Andrade is that it would be an undisputed title fight at 160, a full unification — well, sort of. Canelo was recently “promoted” to what the WBC is calling “franchise champion” at 160, with Jermall Charlo the full world titleholder instead of his previous status as interim champ.

So Charlo would certainly dispute the claim of the winner, but DAZN would no doubt sell Canelo-Andrade as undisputed, anyway, and for all most people care or understand, it would work.

Stylistically, it figures to be something of a pain to watch, being honest. Alvarez is a boxer first, not an aggressive fighter, works best for entertainment against guys who attack. And Andrade is far more slick stylist than warrior. But Canelo-Daniel Jacobs wasn’t exactly a Fight of the Year, either, and, well, most fights aren’t, and have no chance to be. It’s a significant fight at 160, which is the main thing.

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