4 divisions world champion Saul Alvarez has vacated his WBA “regular” super-middleweight strap.
Canelo won the belt last December when he defeated Rocky Fielding in New York, but he didn’t defend the belt. The Mexican superstar has recently added the WBO light heavyweight crown to his collection and this move of vacating that belt seems logical.
Alvarez had only 1 fight in the super-middleweight division and since he made the succesfull jump to the light heavyweight, there’s no reason for him to go down again in a less prestigious category.
Even though Billy Joe Saunders and Callum Smith have expressed their willingnes to face Canelo, Alvarez and his team are clearly not interested in a fight against them.
A lot of fans still want to see a third fight with Gennady Golovkin, while others are keen on Canelo continuing his light heavyweight legacy against unified world champion Artur Beterbiev or WBA champ Dmitry Bivol.