Canelo Alvarez and Eddie Hearn in Talks to Sign a New Deal

Published 12/27/2020, 2:07 AM EST


After petrifying Callum Smith for a dominant win, Saul Alvarez is already set for his next fight. He now holds the WBA, WBC, and The Ring super-middleweight belts. Alvarez has no plans of moving up or down. Instead, he wants to defend his newly won WBC super-middleweight belt next.

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As per Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, Alvarez will possibly fight twice next year.

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He tweeted, “Eddie Hearn and Eddy Reynoso discussing a two-fight deal for Canelo Alvarez to compete on DAZN in February and May against Avni Yildirim and Billy Joe Saunders, respectively. If deal reached, first bout could take place Feb. 27 in Canelo’s hometown, Guadalajara, Mexico,”

Eddie Hearn is in talks with Canelo’s manager Eddy Reynoso to fix him up for a dual fight in 2021. Canelo himself has an opponent in mind to face in his next fight.

He wants the Avni Yildirim challenge next. Saul wishes to keep this fight in Mexico as this will be a homecoming for the champion after a while.

Post this fight, Canelo is speculated to take on Billy Joe Saunders around May 2021. In the past, Eddie Hearn hinted at a fight for Billy Joe Saunders against Canelo. Saunders has the WBO super-middleweight gold and the Brit will enjoy a rugged challenge facing Canelo in a big-money fight.

Read – Canelo Alvarez Wants a Quick Turnaround – Targets Avni Yildirim Next

If booked, fans might see the Mexican boxer as quickly as February 2021. He’ll be on a constant roll following this fight, probably coming back in May.

Can Canelo Alvarez become the unified super-middleweight champion?

Many boxing experts and enthusiasts wrote Canelo off against Callum Smith. But he reverted with a solid win over him. Except for the IBF and WBO, he has all the 168-pound titles.

If Canelo defends his WBC belt against Yildirim and dethrones Saunders from his WBO throne, he will unquestionably be in line to take on Caleb Plant, the IBF super-middleweight champion.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 07: Canelo Alvarez (L) throws a left at Amir Khan during the WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Canelo has all the weapons in his artillery to prove his worth in the 168-pound division. Time after time, he has demolished his opponents to be the best pound for pound in boxing.

He will be keen on winning the two recent fights to keep his supreme run alive and subsequently unify the division.

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Do you think Canelo has the ability to unify the super middleweight division?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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