WBC, WBA super middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is still very firm on his stance to avoid the possibility of facing another Mexican fighter.
The last time Canelo fought another Mexican was back in 2017, when he dominated country rival Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. over twelve rounds in Las Vegas.
And before that, was a one-sided battering TKO win over Alfredo Angulo in 2014.
But there is another Mexican fighter who wants to face Canelo in the near future.
And that fighter is undefeated middleweight contender Jaime Munguia.
Canelo is not ruling out the possibility of facing Munguia at some point in the future - but he doesn't see that being a viable option at the moment.
"I represent Mexico and I do not like to fight with Mexicans, I do not see any sense in doing that. Jaime Munguía has potential but he still has some fights to go before he reaches this level. I am not closing the door to anything, but for now I would not like [to fight another Mexican]," Canelo told TV Azteca.
Another scenario is going to avoid, is a fight at light heavyweight.
In 2019, Canelo jumped up by two weight divisions to score a knockout of Sergey Kovalev to capture the WBO world title at 175-pounds.
Canelo moved down to super middleweight in the aftermath.
His trainer and manager, Eddy Reynoso, does not want his boxer to give up too many advantages by facing top names at 175.
"Eddy doesn't want us to go up to 175-pounds again, it's giving away a lot of advantages. I want to go for all the titles in the division [at 168], that's the goal and we'll see what happens next," Canelo said.
Canelo will return to the ring on February 27, when he faces mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim in Miami, Florida.
"I would have loved to fight in Mexico but unfortunately it cannot happen to COVID-19. We hope we can make it happen in the future. The idea is to fill a stadium and as time progresses we will see what happens," Canelo said.