By Aragon Garcia: Canelo Alvarez posted on social media a short video clip of his $60 million Yacht in showing off one of his possessions from his hard work inside the ring. The superstar is taking it easy resting after his impressive 11th round knockout victory over WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev on November 2.
The victory for Canelo made him a 4 division world champion, and he’s quickly becoming the next Henry Armstrong of the sport with the way he’s effortlessly moving through weight classes, and still finding success.
Canelo has made massive money during his 15-year professional career, and there’s no telling how much more he can make before he retires. He recently signed a 5-year, 11-fight, $365 million deal with DAZN in October 2018.
Canelo making huge money with DAZN
Thus far, Canelo has fought three of the 11 fights, and has eight fights left before his contract with DAZN is complete. It’s hard to imagine DAZN not re-signing Canelo to a new contract when he completes the remaining fights as part of the original deal.
2020 could be a big year for the 29-year-old Canelo with him planning on fighting in May and September. There’s a chance that Canelo could fight one of the super middleweight champions in Callum Smith or Billy Joe Saunders in May.
For September, it’s expected that Canelo will take another big name. Gennadiy Golovkin was a trilogy fight, but Canelo has already beaten him and it’s not longer compelling for him. GGG is clearly on a steep downward trajectory in his career, as we saw in his last three fights against Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Steve Rolls and Canelo.
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Canelo wants to do more with his career rather than getting stuck fighting GGG repeatedly, because he wants to leave a legacy. It’s not interesting for Canelo to fight GGG after having beaten him arguably twice.
2020 could be a HUGE year for Canelo
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn wants Canelo to fight Callum Smith or Saunders this year, but there are other equally great fights out there for him. Ryota Murata, the WBA middleweight champion, is an excellent option for Canelo’s next fight in May. Canelo vs. Murata would be huge in Japan, as that’s where the Japanese star is from. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist Murata is a big name in Japan.
These are some interesting matches for Canelo in 2020:
- Sergiy Derevyanchenko
- John Ryder
- Dmitry Bivol
- Chris Eubank Jr.
- Daniel Jacobs – rematch
- Jaime Munguia
The fans would like to see Canelo fight Munguia and Murata in 2020. Apart from those to, Eubank Jr., Derevyanchenko or Ryder would be excellent choices. Saunders and Callum Smith aren’t quite big enough names in the United States for it to be worthwhile for Canelo to entertain fighting them. If they were better known in the U.S, it would be worth it for Canelo to use up one of his fights in 2020 against them.