A few weeks ago, Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez had his manager/head trainer, Eddy Reynoso, submit an application to secure a world title fight with WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu.

Reynoso made an official request at the WBC's annual convention in Mexico.

The sanctioning body approved Canelo's request - based on his status as a Franchise Champion within their organization.

At the moment Canelo is the undisputed world champion at super middleweight, which has a weight limit of 168-pounds.

The cruiserweight limit tops off at 200-pounds - which is quite a jump for the Mexican fighter.

The Mexican fighter has captured world titles at 154, 160, 168 and 175-pounds.

It was believed that Canelo would fight Makabu for the cruiserweight belt on Cinco De Mayo weekend in May.

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman indicates Canelo will face the winner of the upcoming rematch between Makabu and mandatory challenger Thabiso Mchunu - which takes place on January 29th at the Packard Music Hall in Warren, Ohio.

Makabu has already faced, and beaten, Mchunu. The reigning champion is favored to win the rematch.

Reynoso states that there won't be any weight restrictions placed on Makabu.

“No [there won't be weight restrictions], but we will see how the negotiations play out. The important thing is that we have the fight. We'll begin negotiations with his people and we will see what happens," Canelo told Fight Hub TV.

According to Reynoso, the cruiserweight limit is not going to be a problem - because Canelo walks around at the cruiserweight limit.

"Canelo's weight, two months before a fight, is at a weight where he can adapt to cruiserweight. So we just have to train hard, it has to be a great period of preparation, and we will come in strong [for the fight]," Reynoso said.