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Hopkins: Canelo Would Sweep 175 Division. He Can Compete at Cruiserweight

Former unified middleweight and light-weight heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins believes Mexican famous person Saul “Canelo” Alvarez would go proper by way of the sunshine heavyweight division.

In lower than a yr, Canelo grew to become the undisputed world champion on the tremendous middleweight restrict of 168-pounds.

He defeated Callum Smith for the WBC, WBA titles in December, stopped Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO title in Could, and picked up the final piece of the puzzle, the IBF belt, this previous weekend with a knockout of Caleb Plant on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Canelo is anticipated to struggle once more on a date in Could, for Cinco De Mayo weekend.

The Mexican fighter has already mentioned the potential for returning to 175, the place he captured a world title in 2019 – when he knocked out Sergey Kovalev for the WBO title. Canelo would finally vacate the belt and dropped right down to 168.

The present champions at 175 embrace WBC, IBF champion Artur Beterbiev, WBO champion Joe Smith, and WBA champion Dmitry Bivol.

Hopkins would again him towards any of the beltholders at gentle heavyweight.

He feels Canelo can already compete within the cruiserweight division, which has a weight cap of 200-pounds – 32 greater than Canelo’s present combating weight.

“Canelo can already compete as much as cruiserweight. However the gentle heavyweight division, I believe he sweeps that,” Hopkins informed Fighthype.com.

“He’s keen to place the work in. He’s keen to undergo something that has to undergo to be nice. And I believe that he’s able of the mentality of a fighter and simply wish to do nice issues from right here on out.”

Canelo is a 4 division world champion with title wins at junior middleweight, middleweight, tremendous middleweight and light-weight heavyweight.

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