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Canelo Alvarez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

There is great anticipation for the decision of WBA and WBC super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in deciding which of the two belts he will keep. The WBC had given Alvarez several days to decide which belt to keep, but says he can’t keep both as the WBC currently does not recognize unifications. A source revealed to that the WBC will be discussing the situation with Golden Boy Promotions next week in light of Canelo’s September 14 mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather.

On Wednesday, WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Mendoza Jr. said Alvarez has been clear about not relinquishing the WBA title and expects Mayweather Jr and Alvarez can fight for the WBA “super” title. This weekend at the Home Depot Center, Carson, California, Erislandy Lara and Alfredo Angulo will fight for the vacant WBA interim super welterweight world title. In the event Alvarez would give up the WBA title, the Lara-Angulo winner could be named champion.

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