By Miguel Rivera
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has received some positive news, with his doctor issuing a green light for a potential fight on December 15, according to ESPN Deportes.
Last week, Canelo explained that he was looking to return in December and was waiting to see his personal doctor on Saturday to receive clearance to begin training in the first week of October.
Canelo's trainer, Eddy Reynoso, expected his fighter to get medical approval for a quick return.
Canelo suffered a cut around his left eye during his career defining victory two weeks ago, and that injury required a medical review before the team began exploring the idea of fighting at the end of the year.
The Mexican superstar won a twelve round majority decision over Gennady Golovkin to capture the WBC, WBA middleweight titles at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The contest was Canelo's first fight since September 2017, when he fought Golovkin to a controversial twelve round split draw.
As far as Canelo's next fight, one of the natural options would be dangerous puncher David Lemieux, who blew away Spike O'Sullivan in one round on the Canelo-Golovkin card.
Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez, who promotes Canelo, advised BoxingScene.com that his company reserved Madison Square Garden in New York and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas - both for the date of December 15 for Canelo's return.
Regarding the network to showcase the fight, that piece of information will be interesting. After his last contest, Canelo's contract expired with network giant HBO.
HBO's boxing content is now on the slide, after the network suffered severe budget cuts during 2018 - and their level of televised programming has seriously declined when it comes to boxing.
So now ESPN, DAZN and Showtime are going to make their play to secure the upcoming contests involving Canelo.