Canelo Alvarez Reportedly Working With Eddie Hearn On Two-Fight Deal

Canelo Alvarez and Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn are apparently working on a two-fight deal.

On December 19, Canelo competed under the Matchroom Boxing banner. He challenged Callum Smith for the WBA (Super) and The Ring Super-Middleweight Titles. The vacant WBC gold was also on the line. Canelo won the fight via unanimous decision to improve his pro boxing record to 54-1-2. He became the first man to hand Smith a loss.

Mike Coppinger of The Athletic is reporting that Canelo and Hearn are working on a two-fight deal.

Sources: Eddie Hearn and Eddy Reynoso discussing a two-fight deal for Canelo Alvarez to compete on DAZN in February and May against Avni Yildirim and Billy Joe Saunders, respectively. If deal reached, first bout could take place Feb. 27 in Canelo’s hometown, Guadalajara, Mexico.”

Avni Yildirim is the mandatory challenger for Canelo’s WBC Title. Once Canelo defeated Smith, he was given 90 days to defend his gold against Yildirim. BoxingScene reported that the matchup is expected to take place on February 27 in Mexico. Canelo hasn’t competed in Mexico since November 26, 2011.

Billy Joe Saunders holds the WBO Super-Middleweight Championship. Canelo has said he hopes to unify the gold at 168 pounds. Only Saunders and IBF titleholder Caleb Plant are in his way.

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