Mexican superstar Canelo ‘Saul’ Alvarez is looking to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion in Mexican boxing history.
Canelo currently holds the WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine titles at super-middleweight and plans to beat WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders and IBF champion Caleb Plant before the end of 2021 to be crowned undisputed champion of the division.
Canelo believes there are too many titles and champions within each of boxing’s weight divisions; “The sanctioning body organizations do it for a reason, and [boxers] are world champions at the end of the day. Everybody wants to win a title,” Alvarez told BoxingScene.
“Everybody wants to have [a belt]. Everybody complains, but all fighters want to have a world title. There’s no reason to create politics out of it. I really don’t have an opinion regarding that. I believe that the interim titles, and all those types of things, they do have to discard them, for it to be a little bit more exclusive [to be a champion]”
“There should be one single champion per weight class. But that’s the way it is right now. We just have to cope with what the times offer.”