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The expected return of the Mexican boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to his land of Guadalajara could happen sooner than many expect.
With his future in the air after the heavy defeat suffered at the hands of Russian Dmitry Bivol on May 7, the man from Guadalajara ponders his future while on a trip for his wedding anniversary.
For its part, the authorities of the state of Jalisco do everything possible so that Canelo returns to “fight at home”for which they are already working hard.
“We are working on the possibility that we already have, although I do not want to deviate from the subject, in which Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez will fight again at his home, in Jalisco this year, so it is already an option in which we are already working”, said the governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, in conversation with ESPN.
The option of returning to the “little land” has already been mentioned in the past by both Saúl and his coach, the experienced and respected Eddy Reynoso, in several interviews granted from his camp in San Diego.
What is not entirely clear is who would be his rival if he returned to Guadalajara. It is unknown if Canelo will ask for a rematch in the light heavyweight category against Dmitry Bivol or will please many promoters and boxing businessmen who are looking for him to face Gennady Golovkin again.
While the options are discussed, Enrique Alfaro highlights that the presiding authority would provide all the facilities to the promoters who want to organize the lawsuit for Álvarez’s return to the ‘Perla Tapatia’.
“The Government of Jalisco would not necessarily be providing resources, but it would be providing all the facilities for the organization. I would be like an ally to generate an event of that size in this city “Enrique Alfaro
Also, the highest authority of Jalisco He stressed that Canelo’s followers in his homeland “love him very much and admire him” and having him up close could be an “extraordinary opportunity”as well as a good example for the youth of boxing.
The last time the unified super middleweight champion fought in Jalisco was in June 2011 against Ryan Rhodes; while it was in November of that same year when he said goodbye to Mexico with a lawsuit in the Plaza de Toros in the capital.