Boxing legend Erik “El Terrible” Morales could help a young fighter get a shot at boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Junior middleweight rising star Jaime Munguia is reportedly about to leave his division and move up to middleweight. Munguia said Tuesday that his September 14 fight against Patrick Allotey will be his last in the division.

Munguia’s decision to move up is apparently fueled by one important thing – to fight the middleweight king Canelo Alvarez.

“My plan is to finish my time at 154 with a big, spectacular show,” Munguia told Boxing Scene through an interpreter.

The undefeated junior middleweight fighter is reportedly working with a fellow Tijuana native and legendary boxer (Erik) Morales. Munguia’s team revealed that Morales will be helping the young fighter with his body and technical transformation. It was also noted that Morales will try to teach Munguia how to stay calm during “high-leverage situations.”

But more importantly, Morales’ role in Team Munguia is very significant in their hopes to get a crack at Canelo in the future.

Golden Boy matchmaker Robert Diaz confirmed that with the help of legendary boxer Morales, a fight with Canelo could be highly feasible when Munguia successfully moves up to middleweight.

Diaz also added that he knows that the fans want Canelo vs. Munguia and it just needs right timing.

“Some of the best fights have been civil wars, and a fight between Canelo and Munguia would not be an exception. It’s a fight I know they want, so it’s all about the right timing once Munguia moves up to 160,” Diaz said.

Fernando Beltran, president of Zanfer Promotions stated that they are rushings things up and they want Munguia to be well prepared when the time for Canelo finally comes.

“We want to fight the great Canelo Alvarez. Why not?. As long as we continue to get Jaime experience and learn. He’s only 22, so we’re not in a hurry. But we want the fight,” Beltran stated.

Meanwhile, Canelo’s former rival Erislandy Lara just became world champion again. After stopping the Mexican star’s cousin Ramon Alvarez, Lara vows revenge for his decision loss to Canelo back in 2014, Sporting News reported.

"This is definitely a fight that can put me back in position to take over the 154-pound division that I ruled for so long. It's definitely revenge - more for me because I thought I won that fight and didn't get the decision,"  Lara said.

Canelo Alvarez Canelo Alvarez continues to avoid a fight with Gennady Golovkin. Photo: Getty