Next Canelo Alvarez fight: Mexican superstar announces return to Premier Boxing Champions for fight in September

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Canelo Alvarez has signed a new contract with Major Boxing Championship and will return to the ring in September. Alvarez, 32, is once again working with promoter Al Haymon after a successful 2021 partnership with Caleb Plant to become the undisputed super middleweight champion.

Alvarez announced the signing Thursday on his official Instagram account. The news brings with it the possibility of highly anticipated matches against WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo or two-time WBC heavyweight champion David Benavidez. Boxing journalist Michael Benson reports that Charlo is the top contender for the Alvarez fight.

Alvarez (59-2-2) went back to work with Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn after defeating Plant. Alvarez lost in a bid to win the WBA lightweight title against Dmitry Bivol in May 2022, but bounced back with wins against Gennadiy Golovkin and John Ryder.

Charlo (32-0) has not fought since a decision of Juan Macias Montiel in June 2021.

There is no confirmed date for Alvarez’s next fight, but it is worth considering that September 16 marks Mexican Independence Day.

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