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Official: Joshua Clottey 'imminent' as next 'Canelo' Alvarez opponent

Official: Joshua Clottey 'imminent' as next 'Canelo' Alvarez opponent

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has an “imminent” deal to fight former welterweight world champion Joshua Clottey on Dec. 6 in Houston, boxing officials close to the negotiations told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday.

The officials were not authorized to immediately speak publicly as contracts remained unsigned.

Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 knockouts), who last week struck a new agreement to have his bouts televised on HBO pay-per-view, this year has defeated Alfredo Angulo (technical knockout in March) and Erislandy Lara (split decision in July).

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