Should Canelo defeat WBC cruiserweight champion Illunga Makabu, he will become a five division world champion but will he aim to win a sixth division world title??
Some have speculated if Canelo could move to heavyweight, but many believe this would be a step too far for the Mexican against the giants of boxing.
In between the crusierweight and heavyweight division, is the newly created WBC Bridgerweight division. It was established for boxers weighing between 200 pounds and 224 pounds, and the division sits between the WBC’s cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions
Óscar Torres won the inaugural WBC bridgerweight title in October 2021 but he is considered a natural heavyweight
The WBC Bridgerweight division was named after six year old American Bridger Walker who saved his younger sister from vicious dog in July 2020