Canelo Alvarez Free From Golden Boy Promotions – Possible Return Announced

Published 11/07/2020, 12:04 AM EST


Eddy Reynoso has revealed that Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is finally free from Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN. The trainer of the self-proclaimed ‘Face of Boxing’ told The Athletic that the two parties are close to coming to an agreement to end the contract. This signals the end of a long and drawn-out conflict between Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions.

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Canelo Alvarez signed the most lucrative contracts in history with Golden Boy Promotions. He was set to earn an estimated $350 million over 10 fights, to be streamed on DAZN. However, just three fights into the deal, Alvarez called foul-play on DAZN and Oscar De La Hoya for not paying the $35 million per fight.

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Canelo’s last fight with the promoters and DAZN was a knockout victory over Sergey Kovalev, which took his boxing record to 53-1-2. Since then fans have not seen the fighter in action due to the well-documented battle with his promoter Oscar De La Hoya in which he claimed a reported $280 million compensation. This long drawn process seems to be over with the two parties finally reaching an agreement.

This will be welcome news to everyone, including the fans. DAZN and Golden Boy Promotions have finally ended their biggest saga. As Canelo Alvarez is free, there is a possibility that boxing enthusiasts could see the super-star return to the ring before the end of 2020.

READ: Canelo Alvarez Trains With Ryan Garcia

Who could Canelo Alvarez fight next?

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Reports have already made the rounds as to who Canelo will fight next. Mike Coppinger reports that Alvarez will surely fight in December; a ShowTime Pay-Per-View is in the works for December 19. The opponent who is doing the rounds is the undefeated IBF middleweight champion, Caleb Plant.

This makes for a great fight and a fitting return to the sport for one of boxing biggest stars. Plant is a talented fighter at the peak of his powers and will relish the challenge of facing Canelo Alvarez.

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Only time will tell if that fight will happen. However, both fighters are in exceptional shape and are capable of putting on a PPV worthy show. Either way, this is very exciting news for fans across the globe.

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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