Lopez reveals who should be Canelo’s next opponent


Ex-absolute lightweight champion American Teofimo Lopez (17-1, 13 KOs) shared his impressions of the most anticipated fight of September – on the weekend in Las Vegas (USA) the Mexican Saul Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) and Kazakhstani Gennady Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs).

As expected, the 40-year-old veteran failed to take the title of undisputed super middleweight champion from Canelo – he lost by a decision of judges who were already too generous to Golovkin, making it look like a competitive fight.

Lopez would now like to “see Canelo fight Demetrius Andrade.” We consider this option unlikely – Alvarez after Golovkin: 5 rivals for Canelo.

According to Teofimo, “the champion did what he had to do. It was a good victory, a unanimous decision. From the opening gong, he found a weakness in Golovkin’s defense. The overhands came through regularly and hit the target well. It’s good that Canelo is back on the winning track.”

But coach Jose Benavidez Sr. thinks otherwise: This is the end of Canelo, David will finish him in seven rounds. Alvarez, meanwhile, recalled that it was now “extremely important to defeat Bivol.”