Canelo could wind up in a consolation bout with undefeated WBO middleweight title holder Billy Joe Saunders (23-0). Or perhaps he could get in the ring with French-Canadian David Lemieux (38-3) who picked up the NABO middleweight strap on the Canelo-Khan undercard, Lemieux previously lost the IBF title to Golovkin.

The worst case scenario is that Alvarez goes back down to the super welterweight division. There he’ll fight at a weight, while not comfortable, certainly more advantageous, he’ll have a chance face champions such as Zac Dunn (IBO), Liam Smith (WBO), and Jermall Charlo (IBF). A potential rematch with Erislandy Lara is possible, but he barely won the last go around, so not likely. More likely, would be a rematch with Miguel Cotto given the purse dispute from their last fight that was just settled, a rematch could have been one of the conditions of such settlement.

As for Amir Khan, he’s already stated he’ll go back down to welterweight where there is a very solid chance that he’ll face the winner of the Keith Thurman/Shawn Porter fight in June. The winner of that contest will walk out with the WBA welterweight championship. Or perhaps, he’ll finally get his shot at IBF Champion Kell Brook.

Either way, there seem to be plenty of great match-ups looming for both fighters.


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