Originally Posted by 4Corners
Because he's Golden Boy, and he'll be a top MW.
Here's how I see this all playing out for Canelo, if I had to guess.
He'll fight Kirkland possibly this December, or Quintana. He'll then fight Cotto in May, if Cotto beats Trout. If he beats Cotto, he'll fight Mayweather later in the year and lose probably. In 2013, I could see him staying at 154 against possibly Berto, Angulo, or others like that.
Than by 2014, he'll move up to MW and fight someone like Quillin. By that time, Sergio will be on his way out possibly, and than Canelo may fight him.
That'd be my absolute best guess.
Do you think he would fight Trout if Cotto loses? You also forgot Lara/Vanes, which is supposed to be the final eliminator. Do you see WBC enforcing it ASAP, maybe Canelo would fight the mandatory in May instead of Trout.