Canelo Alvarez eyes blockbuster fight against Callum Smith at Wembley Stadium

Canelo Alvarez v Rocky Fielding

Multi-time World Champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is looking to enhance his worldwide brand by looking to fight at Wembley Stadium against British super-middleweight World Champion Callum Smith

Alvarez, 28, has an imposing record of 51 wins from 54 fights with his only loss coming against the legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2014, where he lost by majority decision.

The man who many think is currently up there with the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world has shown he is not afraid of taking the big fights, as he also has fought Gennady Golovkin on two occasions.

The first fight in September 2017 saw a split decision, which was viewed as contentious by many of the boxing faithful.

After the usual elongated negotiations, the two men fought again for the WBA super-middleweight belt.

This time around, Alvarez won by majority decision, but again, a high level of skepticism surrounded the result.

There was no doubt surrounding Alvarez's last fight, however, a third round TKO against Rocky Fielding in Madison Square Garden.

Before the fight with Fielding, Alvarez was set to continue to defend his unified middleweight title.

However, his performance against the British fighter, where he claimed Fielding's super-middleweight belt, could see him continue at that weight.

Canelo Alvarez v Rocky Fielding

Already a massive name in his native Mexico, The Daily Mail reports the Alvarez camp also want to expose him to fights outside North America, which he has yet to do.

His promoter Oscar De La Hoya says: "Canelo is the biggest name in boxing and we are looking abroad to build him into a global super-star.

"We want Canelo to break that crowd record at Wembley Stadium."

Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy, confirms: 'We are now very open to going to the UK, probably to fight Callum.'


The talk is that Alvarez and Smith could fight for the superior version of the WBA super-middleweight title.

The Liverpool fighter Smith, 28, is undefeated from 25 fights with 18 coming by KO.

His last fight saw a seventh round KO against George Groves in Saudi Arabia in late September.

While these fights take a fair while to negotiate, if everything goes to plan, it will arguably be one of the biggest fights to be held in the UK in the modern era.

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