Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) last vacated the squared circle on September 15 after getting universally outscored by Floyd Mayweather.
Although Alvarez didn’t perform poorly and consistently forced the action, Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) landed flush shots for 36 minutes that flustered and slowed the youngster.
“After my meeting with Golden Boy Promotions, these are the dates that I will fight in 2014: March 8, July 26 and November 22,” said Alvarez, 23, who relinquished the WBC light middleweight crown to Mayweather. “My three dates will be on PPV and the first opponent on March 8 will be announced in the coming weeks.”
Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez have been mentioned as potential opponents for the popular Mexican.
A fierce redhead who remains capable of maturing into an elite pugilist, Alvarez is a powerful bruiser whose punches land with resounding thuds.
Mayweather’s a defensive virtuoso who is the reigning pound-for-pound king.
Hence, Alvarez shouldn’t feel ashamed for falling to a legendary prizefighter.
However, Saul Alvarez must realize that 2014 is a new year and he will have “three dates” to find redemption.