Eddie Hearn Exposes Canelo Alvarez’s Plans to Fight in the UK, Middle East, Mexico, and Other Countries After Caleb Plant

Published 05/13/2021, 9:04 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez will challenge WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for his titles at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez is one of the biggest boxing talents present today. Over the course of his prolonged stint, Alvarez has hammered countless opponents to establish himself as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. Also, a major chunk of his fights have been in and around the USA, but now, Alvarez, who wants to go beyond boundaries, is looking to stage his fights across the entire world.

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Recently, his ex-promoter, Eddie Hearn, put some spotlight on the same while he interacted with Sky Sports. Hearn said, “He wants to go and box around the world. He would love to fight in the UK. I think his popularity here is through the roof.”

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“He’s beaten seven UK fighters over the years, so he’d love to fight here. He said he’d love to fight in the Middle East, the Far East. Of course in Mexico again in a huge show, so I think you’re going to see him box around the world.” he added.

In his last fight, Alvarez fairly proved his mettle to one and all by giving Billy Joe Saunders the beating of his life. This was undoubtedly the Mexican boxing star’s biggest win at the super-middleweight roster. And with his performance, Alvarez surely ignited the entire AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Now, the only fight left for Alvarez to claim all the belts at this weight class is against Caleb Plant. The tussle between the two might turn into reality by September 2021.

Eddie Hearn feels Canelo Alvarez will move up to the light-heavyweight landscape after the Caleb Plant fight

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The Matchroom boss asserted Alvarez likes challenges. Hence, he doesn’t see the Mexican star going down to the middleweight division again.

Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Hearn feels Saul Alvarez is rapidly improving with his boxing run, and this has helped him become a global phenomenon.

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Hence, the Matchroom MD definitely sees Alvarez going up to the light-heavyweight roster. But there are no official confirmations out from Alvarez or his team pertaining to his change of divisions. This will be interesting, but fans will have to wait for his post-fight speech after the proposed bout against ‘Sweethands’.

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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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