• Canelo Alvarez may return on Mexico's Cinco de Mayo weekend
  • 168 could be Alvarez's ideal weight class
  • Fans still clamor for Canelo-GGG 3 

Golden Boy Promotions confirmed that Canelo Alvarez's next fight date is now being planned. And as expected, president Eric Gomez and his group are targetting May 2 to be next potential staging for Alvarez to step right back inside the ring.

It has become a tradition for Canelo to fight on a weekend that falls on Mexico's annual Cinco De Mayo festivities, and so doing it again this year is anything but surprising.

"That's his weekend," said Gomez. Although the definite date seems to be all fastened and settled, Gomez mentioned that they are still on the process of choosing the event venue, as well as Canelo's next opponent.

In a report gathered by Steve Kim of ESPN, he said that Alvarez might meet Gomez sometime this month to discuss the details of the upcoming bout.

Alvarez, 29, fought on the 4th of May last year and defeated Daniel Jacobs at 160. Six months later, he stepped into 175 and knocked off Sergey Kovalev to capture the WBO light-heavyweight belt.

As to what weight class Alvarez will choose to fight at next, Gomez sees the Mexican superstar hitting the 168 division where he feels the KO artist is at his best.

"I personally feel that's the best weight class, where he's going to be the best at, at this point in his career," Gomez said. "That's the weight class he's going to feel the best, the strongest. But it doesn't necessarily mean he won't go back to light heavyweight, he still has that possibility. Giving up the title, yes, it was about the weight, but it wasn't all about the weight."

Scott Christ of SB Nation's Bad Left Hook trimmed down Alvarez's options for a next possible foe with a shortlist of ideal fighters at 168.

"If he fights at 168 next, there are potential fights with WBA titleholder Callum Smith and WBO titleholder Billy Joe Saunders. Both are promoted by Matchroom Boxing, with whom Golden Boy has a strong working relationship as both are tied to DAZN as far as their broadcast platform," he said.

Christ likewise added that a highly-clamored trilogy with Gennady Golovkin is still the most lucrative option for him while defending his title at 160 could be a bold but risky move.

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Canelo Alvarez is open to a trilogy fight with Gennady Golovkin but he's not necessarily chasing after it. In this picture, Alvarez attends Empire State Building Hosts Boxing Champs Canelo Alvarez And Rocky Fielding at The Empire State Building in New York City, October 16, 2018. Theo Wargo/Getty Images