Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beat Avni Yildirim to line up a world title unification fight with Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders on eight might.
Mexico’s Alvarez cruised past Turkish competitor Yildirim to retain his blood cell and WBA titles on Sat, before promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the forthcoming bout with Saunders.
The Briton’s WBO title also will air the road once the combine meet.
The venue for the fight has nevertheless to be determined.
Alvarez, 30, may be a four-division world champion World Health Organization currently boasts a record of fifty five wins, one defeat and 2 attracts, together with thirty seven knockouts.
Meanwhile, 31-year-old Saunders boasts associate degree unvanquished record, having won all thirty skilled fights, with eleven knockouts.
The IBF belt is command by yankee Caleb Plant (21-0), however finish for Canelo can move him one step nearer in his bid to become the primary undisputed super-middleweight champion in boxing history.
“No-one has done it,” Alvarez aforementioned. “I wish to form history. No-one has done it at 168 [pounds].”
Following the announcement of the fight, Saunders aforementioned he was “ready to rock and roll”.
“You need to dare to be nice and you’re not attending to be a good if you do not beat the greats,” aforementioned Saunders.
“I believe i’m the sole one with the footwork, knowhow, skillset, outlook and brain to unlock that door in Canelo.”