CANELO ALVAREZ admitted he was blindsided by the news he would move up to cruiserweight – and only found out on social media.

The Mexican became undisputed super-middleweight champion in November following four fights in just 11 months.

Afterwards, it was announced the WBC had accepted a sensational request for Canelo to challenge for their cruiserweight title.

But the man himself revealed it was his trainer and manager Eddy Reynoso who came up with the plan, without even consulting Alvarez.

Canelo told World Boxing News: “I didn’t even know about that. I heard about it on social media what Eddy did."

He continued: “Like I always say, if Eddy says something or he tries to do something crazy, I’m always in. I’m his warrior.

“He called me after, and I said, ‘OK, whatever you want. I never thought (about cruiserweight).

"Eddy always is thinking about things, but I never thought about it.”

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Canelo, 31, has won belts from light-middleweight all the way to light-heavyweight.

His heaviest career victory was for the WBO 175lb title which he won after knocking out Sergey Kovalev, 39, in November 2019.

But Canelo soon moved back down to super-middleweight, where he has since settled.

The leap up to cruiserweight would be two divisions higher and see Canelo try and conquer a FIFTH weight class.

He would need to gain over TWO STONE, to 14st 4lb from the 12st he weighed at super-middleweight.

Ilunga Makabu, 34, is the current WBC champion and defends his belt against Thabiso Mchunu, 33, in January.

I didn’t even know about that. I heard about it on social media what Eddy did.

Canelo will await the result in America before making his decision on a leap to cruiserweight.

He said: "It’s not done yet. We want to see, we want to try to do it, but it’s not done yet.

“So we will see in January what is coming for us. Sounds good, but as I say, nothing is done yet.

"So we will see what is the best for us. But it sounds good to me to be a champion in five different weights.

“I don’t know yet, and I really don’t know. I haven’t sat down with Eddy yet to talk about it, but something good is coming.

“I’m always looking for the best, looking for history. So, we’ll see what is coming, but I’m sure it’s the best fight's out there.”

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