New pictures of Canelo Alvarez show the Mexican looking absolutely huge ahead of his return to light heavyweight.
The 31-year-old’s last fight was at super middleweight where he unified the division in the undisputed clash with Caleb Planet in Las Vegas in November.
He was then heavily rumoured to be making a mammoth step up to cruiserweight in pursuit of becoming a five-weight world champion.
Instead though, Canelo will return to light heavyweight and face WBA (Super) world champion Dmitry Bivol on May 7.
He’s been packing on the muscle and recent images of the boxing superstar show him looking in incredible shape.
Canelo, standing at 5 ft 7 and a half, was at 168 lbs for his last bout but looks seriously jacked and beefier for his next 175 lbs venture inside the ropes.
It won’t be the first time fighting at light heavyweight for boxing’s biggest box office attraction, however.
In November 2019 he stepped up two weight classes to face WBO light heavyweight champ Sergey Kovalev at the MGM Grand.
Despite facing an opponent who was 6 ft tall, Canelo’s power was too much to handle and he stopped the Russian in the eleventh round to make history as a four-weight world champion.
His bout against the undefeated Bivol is part of a two-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing, with sports streaming giant DAZN streaming the scraps.
Errol Spence, once touted as an opponent for him at middleweight, has tipped Canelo become undisputed at light heavyweight.
“He can, I think he can,” he told DAZN.
“He has the skill set, seems like he got the chin, I think he can do it.
“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.”