Christian Mbilli admits that he is not a patient person.

The Cameroon-born, Quebec-based super middleweight nevertheless realizes he will likely have to keep waiting for his chance to challenge Canelo Alvarez. Mbilli (25-0, 21 KOs) is ranked number in the 168-pound division by both the WBA and WBC, yet his name is rarely mentioned by Alvarez as a potential opponent.

The 28-year-old Mbilli hopes he is wrong, of course, and will be considered for the Mexican superstar’s return to the ring May 4.

“That is what I hope,” Mbilli told “That’s my goal. That’s my big goal. I hope to have a fight with Canelo very soon.”

Mbilli must beat Australian veteran Rohan Murdock on Saturday night in Quebec City, Canada to remain in contention to fight for Alvarez’s IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO super middleweight titles. The hard-hitting Mbilli (25-0, 21 KOs) is listed by numerous sportsbooks as at least a 12-1 favorite over Murdock (27-2, 19 KOs) in a 10-round co-feature ESPN will broadcast before Russian knockout artist Artur Beterbiev (19-0, 19 KOs) defends his IBF, WBC and WBO light heavyweight titles against England’s Callum Smith (29-1, 21 KOs) in the 12-round main event at Videotron Centre.

ESPN’s doubleheader is set to start at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday night.

The confident Mbilli believes he will dethrone Alvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs) if he ever receives that opportunity.

“I think [I would win] because Canelo never fought a boxer like me,” Mbilli said. “I put a lot of pressure on you, I have a lot of punch, and I can box, too. I think when I will fight Canelo, give me like three months with my trainer [Marc Ramsey] and we’re gonna put [together] some strategy to beat Canelo. I think I have all I need to be a world champion, to be the best of the division.”

Mbilli understands, though, that Alvarez appears to have other plans for his next fight, the second bout of his three-fight agreement with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions.

Representatives for Mexico’s Jaime Munguia (42-0, 33 KOs), who will first face British southpaw John Ryder on January 27 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, have reportedly discussed facing off against Alvarez on May 4 if Munguia gets by Ryder (32-6, 18 KOs). Munguia is the WBO’s number one contender for one of Alvarez’s titles.

“Maybe Canelo has another plan,” Mbilli said, “or he wants to make a big fight or big money. I don’t know.”

Mbilli might have to become a mandatory challenger for one of Alvarez’s titles to either force Alvarez to fight him or give up one of his four 168-pound championships. The 2016 Olympian is ranked third by the IBF and fifth by the WBO as well.

“I am the type of person who wants to do everything fast in my life,” said Mbilli, who is co-promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. “I want to go fast, I want to do everything fast. It has been a bit frustrating for me, but I have to take my time, wait for my time. … It is hard to wait, but I’m sure my time will come.”

The fan-friendly French contender just doesn’t want to waste too much of his physical prime waiting for a title shot.

“I have the time, yes and no,” Mbilli said. “I don’t want to box at 40 years old, you know? I want to be a world champion quickly, make my money and that’s it. I want to do another thing also in my life.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.