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Errol Spence Jr says Canelo Alvarez has ‘got the chin’ to become first-ever man to be two-weight undisputed champion

, Errol Spence Jr says Canelo Alvarez has ‘got the chin’ to become first-ever man to be two-weight undisputed champion

ERROL SPENCE JR believes Canelo Alvarez has the skill set to become the first ever two-weight undisputed boxing champion.

Mexican star Canelo, 31, is making the step up to light heavyweight when he faces WBA king Dmitry Bivol on May 7.

Alvarez continues to rewrite the boxing record books

Spence Jr is confident the Mexican will go on to be undisputed at light heavyweight

, Errol Spence Jr says Canelo Alvarez has ‘got the chin’ to become first-ever man to be two-weight undisputed champion
The Mexican will face Dmitry Bivol on May 7 in Las Vegas

It comes after Alvarez unified the 168lbs division last year, flattening Caleb Plant to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion in history.

And undefeated southpaw Spence is in no doubt that Canelo can step up to light heavyweight and repeat the trick.

He told DAZN: “I don’t know, I mean Canelo does whatever he wants to do.

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“He can, I think he can. He has the skill set, seems like he got the chin, I think he can do it.

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“I feel like Canelo is doing whatever he wants to do – he’s chasing history.

“What he’s doing is unheard of, skipping weight classes. Fighting who he wants to fight.

“I don’t feel like he’s ducking anybody.”

Canelo is set for a trilogy showdown with Gennady Golovkin back at middleweight before potentially turning his attention to becoming undisputed at light heavyweight in the fall.

Promotor Eddie Hearn revealed to talkSPORT that Alvarez has already indicated he wants to fight in December.

Hearn said: “Canelo Alvarez wants to fight in December.

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“They’ve asked me to look at options in Guedelajara and London.”

For the time being though, Alvarez certainly has his hands full with unbeaten Bivol on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

The Kyrgyzstan-born fighter, 31, is unconcerned that the Mexican is already planning fights for later on in the year – and is determined to stun his opponent in Las Vegas.

Bivol said: “Camp is going well. I have good sparring partners, a good place, and my team with me. Everything is good.

“To me, [Canelo negotiating with GGG] doesn’t matter. The main thing is we will fight on May 7th.

“It doesn’t bother me because I have a chance.”

, Errol Spence Jr says Canelo Alvarez has ‘got the chin’ to become first-ever man to be two-weight undisputed champion
WBA light heavyweight title holder Bivol is undefeated ahead of the May showdown

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