Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence has warned undisputed super middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez to stay away from light heavyweight champions Dmitry Bivol and Artur Beterbiev.

In May of 2022, Canelo moved up to 175-pounds for a second time and was outboxed over twelve rounds by Bivol, who retained the WBA world title.

Canelo bounced back in September, when he returned to 168 to retain his titles with a decision win over Gennadiy Golovkin in their trilogy fight.

Last Saturday night in Mexico, he retained his titles once again with a dominant twelve round decision over mandatory challenger John Ryder.

Canelo is now motivated to return to 175-pounds to pursue a rematch with Bivol in September.

Spence would advise him to remain at 168 and forget his aspirations at the higher weight.

“I think he should stay away from Bivol. Stay away from Beterbiev too, go back to 168-pounds and handle your business because 175-pounds is pushing it. I don't think his power really affecting Bivol at 175 like it would at a lower weight.” Spence told ES News.

Spence would like to see Canelo face undefeated super middleweight contender David Benavidez. In March, Benavidez picked up his biggest win to date with a battering victory over twelve rounds against former world champion Caleb Plant.

Benavidez is a two-time world champion in the weight class and currently holds the WBC's interim-world title, which makes him the mandatory challenger to Canelo's title - although the sanctioning body is not exactly pressing the issue for them to fight.

"That would be a good ass fight because they’re going to be right there with each other. Canelo is probably more slicker, but that would be a good fight," Spence said.