Eddie Hearn Reveals a Potential O2 Arena Fight for Canelo Alvarez in 2022

Published 11/03/2021, 1:10 AM EDT


Canelo Alvarez will take on Caleb Plant in a historic fight on November 6. However, he has already begun focusing on venues for his fights in 2022. The Mexican champion wants to fight in the UK next, and Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn will be more than happy to set it up for him.

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During an Instagram live session, where Hearn was responding to questions fans asked him, he revealed a potential fight in the UK for Canelo. “You know, I’ve already spoke to Canelo about coming to England to fight next year and he would love to do it.”

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He then read a comment about Canelo’s next potential opponent and said, “Imagine Canelo, yes, Canelo v Ryder in Feb at the O2.”

Saul ‘Canelo Alvarez is no stranger to British fans. Over the years, the red-headed Mexican has inflicted a lot of damage to Britain’s best boxers. Billy Joe Saunders, Callum and Liam Smith, Matthew Hatton, and Amir Khan have all crossed paths with the champion and fallen.

May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Canelo Alvarez (teal trunks) and Billy Joe Saunders (blue green trunks) during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

What a turnaround it would be for Canelo to then go and fight in the UK! It would be interesting to see how the British crowd would react to the P4P king after all the heartbreak he has caused for them.

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The UK boxing crowd is a very passionate and expressive crowd. They will either give Canelo the best atmosphere ever, or they will make it feel like hell. However, they identify greatness and appreciate it accordingly. Hence, Alvarez should fall into the former.

Canelo Alvarez is chasing history against Caleb Plant

What started off as a young red-headed boy getting bullied for his looks and learning to defend himself, then evolving to a 15-year-old professional boxer knocking grown men out will all culminate on November 6. After over 15 years of non-stop hard work and some of the most dominant boxing displays later, Canelo is on course to make history.

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When he enters the ring at the MGM Grand Arena against Caleb Plant on November 6, Canelo has the chance to walk out as the first-ever ‘undisputed’ super-middleweight champion of the world.

Will Canelo be able to etch his name into the history books permanently?

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Could we really see him fight in the UK in 2022?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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