World of Boxing's Andrey Ryabinskiy, promoter for WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol, has confirmed that his company has indeed been approached about the possibility of facing Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in the fall.

For several weeks, there were ongoing discussions for Canelo to have a super middleweight unification with Caleb Plant on a date in September.

However, Canelo and Plant were unable to reach an agreement - and now the Mexican star is hunting for a new opponent.

Bivol has emerged as a frontrunner to take the fight.

Canelo competed at light heavyweight back in 2019, when he jumped up by two weight classes to score a knockout victory over Sergey Kovalev to capture the WBO title.

In the aftermath, Canelo vacated the belt and moved down to 168 to pursue more gold.

The unbeaten Russian champion is apparently willing to drop down to the super middleweight limit to challenge Canelo for the WBC, WBO, WBA world titles.

Of course, Ryabinskiy indicates that his boxer needs adequate time to get himself ready for such a fight - especially if it means that he needs to drop down in weight.

"The fight has been mentioned to us, but we have not finalized any type of agreement. We would be interested in the fight within adequate timelines, it's a great test for Dmitry," Ryabinskiy said to Sky Sports.

The last time Canelo saw action was back in May, when he stopped Billy Joe Saunders to unify the WBO, WBC, WBA titles at 168.

And Bivol (18-0, 11 KOs) also saw action in May, when he snapped a long layoff to pick up a twelve round unanimous decision win over Craig Richards in a voluntary defense.

Both boxers had their recent outings showcased by streaming service DAZN.