PROMOTER Oscar De La Hoya wants Errol Spence Jr to hop two divisions and face unified middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
De La Hoya watched from ringside as his client Canelo added the IBF belt to his WBC and WBA middleweight titles after outpointing Daniel Jacobs in Las Vegas.
It comes two months after IBF welterweight champ Spence dominated Mikey Garcia – who came up two divisions from lightweight – in a Texas title defence.
Canelo’s promoter De La Hoya urged Spence to replicate Garcia and jump two divisions to face Canelo telling ESPN he would “love to start the ball rolling” and make the super-fight happen.
De La Hoya said: “I am letting you know that we love the fight as well and I’ve always said that Errol Spence is one of the most talented fighters out there.
“There’s no reason why Spence can’t move up to middleweight if Mikey Garcia could go up to welterweight to fight Spence.
“And if Spence fights Canelo, it will be the most money Errol Spence will ever make. I would love to start the ball rolling.
“Let’s do it. We just want to get Canelo the best fights and the toughest challenges out there.”
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Spence exclusively told SunSport before beating Garcia he would aim to face WBA “Regular” champ Manny Pacquiao or WBO and pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford.
However, the Texan southpaw looks likely to unify his IBF belt with WBC champion Shawn Porter in August.
While Canelo called for a trilogy bout with Gennady Golovkin, undisputed middleweight fight with WBO titlist Demetrius Andrade or a shot at light-heavyweight champ Sergey Kovelev.
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