By Miguel Rivera

WBC middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (46-1-1, 32KOs) is scheduled to return to the ring on May 7th.

Canelo captured his belt last November with a twelve round unanimous decision over four division champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Some of the names being discussed for Canelo's next fight include Gabriel Rosado, Willie Monroe Jr. and Vanes Martirosyan.

There is also another name that continues to come, Cotto.

Cotto and his trainer, Freddie Roach, believe they were robbed on the scorecards. There are some analysts, even in Mexico, who saw Cotto as the winner.

Canelo's next fight is going to be a pay-per-view event. There is some worry that an opponent like Rosado or Monroe would not generate enough interest for fans to open their wallets and buy the event. The fight with Cotto sold 900,000 pay-per-views and a rematch could be a lucrative option.

There have been no discussions regarding a rematch and Cotto's team have not made any advances to negotiate a second fight.

Canelo's promoter, Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions, says his fighter would not only win the second time around but he's very confident Canelo would end the fight with an impressive knockout.

"I think it would be very interesting because there were some comments and there were some people who thought Cotto won. For me, if there is a rematch - Canelo knocks him out, and he would knock him out without any problems. It would be interesting but obviously we're going to talk to Canelo and his team [about all of the possible options for May 7]," said De la Hoya to ESPN Deportes.