‘Devastating News’: Boxing Fans React to Canelo Alvarez Turning Down $100 Million Contract

Published 02/18/2022, 5:10 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES NOVEMBER 2, 2019: Mexican boxer Saul «Canelo» Alvarez, WBA Super title holder, at a press conference on winning his WBO light heavyweight title bout against Russian rival Sergey Kovalev at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

The undisputed super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez has several opponents banging on his door. After thrashing Caleb plant on November 6, 2021, the pound-for-pound king has claimed that he will be determined to garner more accolades in the other weight division.

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However, after months of uncertainty, he is on the verge of seizing the deal for the year 2022. The big picture guy is keen to land fists on his arch-rival, Gennady Golovkin, and the undefeated WBA light-heavyweight stalwart, Dmitry Bivol. Michael Benson, of the talkSPORT, took to Twitter and gave an update.

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He wrote, “Canelo Alvarez has reportedly rejected the two-fight deal from Al Haymon’s PBC to fight Jermall Charlo, then David Benavidez. It’s said he’s focussed on completing the two-fight deal with Eddie Hearn for Dmitry Bivol, then Gennady Golovkin.”

Notably, the pivot of the boxing world, the Mexican has turned down the massive deal of $100 million. According to this deal with PBC, Canelo Alvarez was supposed to exchange leather with the WBC middleweight champion, Jermall Charlo, and undefeated former WBC super-middleweight, David Benavidez.

Canelo Alvarez’s decline gets fans chirping on Twitter

Amidst the recent developments in this matter, Twitter buzzed with fans’ reactions as soon as this news sparked through the boxing world.

A Twitter account named Oscar De La Coker stated, “Devastating news. Canelo v Bivol/GGG doesn’t get the blood pumping. For me anyway.”

Another fan reacted similarly. He wrote, “Can’t wait to see the “Canelo is ducking Charlo and Benavidez tweets.”

“Said pretty much immediately after Plant fight that Bena x Charlo was the perfect 2022 plan for Canelo. Genuine shame if those don’t get made. Any indication if it’s a money thing or simply he’s not feeling both as opponents?“, David Cartlidge, another Twitter user, wrote.

While a fan with the Twitter handle, @MNM_Gunner, reacted neutrally. He wrote, “I guess Charlo and Bena will still be there for 2023. Bivol and GGG are closer to the end so better to get them out the way now.”

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Bruno M Promotions wrote, “Precisely. Boxing fans wanna act like the DAZN deal isn’t good as if Bivol isn’t a tough fight and stylistically isnt a good fight in canelos favor. Both deals are good but Bivol is clearly the hardest fight that adds the most to canelos legacy.”

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Eventually, it depends on Canelo, who he chooses to face as his next opponent. Though one thing is certain that any slugfest with the Mexican is going to be a spectacular event.

What do you make of Canelo’s turning down such an impressive offer? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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