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Canelo Alvarez could make UK debut in December against winner of Joshua Buatsi vs Craig Richards, reveals Eddie Hearn

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CANELO ALVAREZ could make his UK debut in December against either Joshua Buatsi or Craig Richards, revealed Eddie Hearn.

The Mexican superstar returns on May 7 in Las Vegas, challenging WBA light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol, 31.

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Joshua Buatsi, Eddie Hearn and Craig Richards[/caption]
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Canelo Alvarez wants to fight three times in 2022[/caption]

Canelo, 31, is then lined up for a trilogy bout against Gennady Golovkin, 39, in September, if they both win their next fights.

But he is already eyeing a third bout in December which could take place in England or Mexico.

The winner between British pair Buatsi, 29, and Richards, 31, who fight on May 21, or WBA mandatory John Ryder, 33, could welcome Canelo to Britain.

Promoter Hearn told talkSPORT: “Canelo Alvarez and Eddy Reynoso both want to fight in December.

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“They’ve asked me to look at options for Guadalajara and London.

“You’ve got John Ryder, who is mandatory at 168lbs and you’ve got the winner of this fight.

“Both guys are great options and great opponents for Canelo Alvarez in December.”

The winner of Butasi and Richards will put themselves in line to potentially become mandatory for the belt Canelo challenges for next.

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Buatsi said: “I think that definitely makes this a big fight for me.

“It makes it even more important, I know what’s at stake, I know what the reward is, and that’s why I said when I was in Arizona.

“I’ll fight these guys as long as I know that this is what’s next. And you’ve just said this may lead to the world title fight next.

“So for me, I’m easy, no matter who it is, I’m prepared.”

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Joshua Buatsi fights Craig Richards on May 21[/caption]
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