Boxing's undisputed middleweight champion, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, has revealed that he plans to make his comeback from a left wrist injury surgery in May.
After his September rematch victory over Gennady Golovkin, in which he claimed to need surgery, the Mexican may seek a rematch with WBA light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol, whom he lost to in May.
"Right now my idea is to return in May. I'm going to start punching in January to see how I feel and then after that, we'll see," Alvarez said.
"The idea is to come back in May with a not-so-tough fight to see how I feel and in September to seek a rematch with Bivol which is the only thing I want right now in my career."
The March winner of David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant, as announced this month by the World Boxing Council, will be Alvarez's mandatory challenger.
"We'll see what happens in the fight, it's very competitive, I think Benavidez wins, but my focus is on the rematch with Bivol," added Alvarez.