Christian Mbilli plans two big fights in 2024 and hopes that one of them will be with Canelo Álvarez – La Opinion

Christian Mbilli plans two big fights in 2024 and hopes that one of them will be with Canelo Álvarez – La Opinion

Contender Christian Mbilli He plans to have two big fights in 2024 after signing with Top Rank and he hopes that one of them will be against the Mexican Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, undisputed super middleweight champion.

In an interview with BoxingScene, Mbilli wants to win a world title, but it is frustrating for him that Canelo Álvarez Do what you want with them and don’t fight fighters in your own division. For this reason, the Frenchman thinks that he needs to face a big name so that the man from Guadalajara takes him into account.

“It’s going to be a great year. We will look to have great fights. We will have two great fights on ESPN. I’m hoping for a title, but I don’t know yet. Did you know There are many good fighters who want to become world champions, but this guy (Canelo) does what he wants with the titles. He boxed with (Jermell) Charlo, he still wants to fight guys in a different division. It’s frustrating, but I have to focus on my training and all the things that my team and I have control over. “We are waiting for my moment,” he said.

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Canelo Álvarez owns the four 168-pound belts and many criticize him for not defending them with his division contenders. Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP.

“I think Caleb Plant is a good fight. Edgar Berlanga is also a very good fight. Jaime Munguía, I sent him a message on Instagram, but he and his team were in negotiations with Canelo. Daniel Jacobs too, will soon have a return fight. I need a great name. I think it’s good that Canelo defends his title soon. It’s been a long time since he did it. The super middleweight division is good right now, it’s very strong. I hope that after Canelo’s easy fight with Munguía, he takes some risks and fights me”he added.

It should be noted that after his victory over Rohan Murdock last January, Christian Mbilli became one of Canelo Álvarez’s potential opponents. The Frenchman promised that He will do everything possible to get an opportunity and show that he is the best in the division of 168 pounds, but for now he will have to wait for the Mexican to face Jaime Munguía on May 4 in Las Vegas.

The man from Guadalajara officially announced that Munguía would be his next rival after having resumed negotiations with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC). This will be the first fight between Mexicans where the four belts are disputed.

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Jaime Munguía will try to take his undisputed 168-pound championship from Canelo Álvarez in May. Photo Courtesy: Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy Promotions.

Christian Mbilli, 28 years old, He beat his compatriot Rohan Murdock last weekend by knockout consolidating itself in the number one position of the World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Council (WBC). The Frenchman has a record of 26 wins (22 of them by fast track) and no defeats.

For his part, Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, 33, showed that He is still at the top and increased his legacy in the sport after beating Jermell Charlo by unanimous decision. The undisputed 168-pound champion has a record of 60 wins (39 by knockout), two losses and two draws in his career.

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