Eddie Hearn Reveals the Only Way Canelo Alvarez Can Be Beaten

Published 01/05/2021, 12:12 AM EST


Canelo Alvarez posted a sensational win over Callum Smith to conclude his 2020 season on a high note. Alvarez attracted millions of eyeballs because of his dominant victory and even the Matchroom Sport director, Eddie Hearn, praised him for the captivating show he put forth for his fans.

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In a post-fight press-conference, Hearn unveiled the only way the Mexican star can be beaten.

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 affirmed, “It’s gonna take something, you know, a bit like Lomachenko, where he had to almost go to a weight class really to get beat.

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“You’ve gotta hit him hard to keep him off. You know, Callum punches hard, but couldn’t put a dent in him, really, at any time.

“And, unfortunately, when you’ve got a fighter as good as that, who has a chin like that, it makes it very difficult,” he concluded.

Alvarez unquestionably has the best chins in the sport right now and the Matchroom supremo couldn’t agree more on that. He had words of wisdom for the Mexican boxer and felt the only way he can be beaten is going to weight classes that shake his comfort level.

Canelo has now won titles at a whopping four different weight classes. Over the years, he has only improved his boxing resume with constant wins.

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Will Canelo Alvarez shift weight classes now?

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With his recent win over Smith, Canelo has cemented his plans to stay at the 168-pound division. He is already in talks to take on Avni Yildirim to defend his WBC super-middleweight belt by March this year. Post that, he will chiefly go for a Billy Joe Saunders fight.

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

Alvarez will look to unify his super-middleweight titles. As of now, there are no indications from the promotion about him moving to the light heavyweight division or going down to his previous weight classes.

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Which weight class is ideal for Canelo? If not super-middleweight, which division would you like to see him compete at?

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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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