The agreement involves a bout with Jermall Charlo in September, followed by two more fights.
Sources suggest that the last two fights are scheduled for Cinco De Mayo weekend and Mexican Independence Day in 2024.
Canelo Alvarez announced a “done deal” for September along with the PBC logo. Alvarez is set to defend his undisputed super middleweight championship vs. Jermall Charlo, likely on Sept. 16, sources tell ESPN. It’s a three-fight deal for Canelo with PBC, per sources, a coup for Al…
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The news, though, will represent a significant setback for Eddie Hearn, as Canelo has been a long-standing fighter on DAZN.
Canelo has fought on the platform in mega fights against Gennady Golovkin and Bivol.
But the three fights could now see Canelo retire at the end of them, as he is 32 and entering the latter stages of his career.
One of these fights may feature the long-awaited showdown with David Benavidez, who has links with the PBC.
This could add to the pressure on Canelo to face the Mexican Monster. The other bout could also be a super fight with Errol Spence Jr, who has expressed his willingness to fight Canelo.
However, the latter may depend on his fight with Terence Crawford on July 29th, 2023, as a defeat may switch up those plans.
A new phase has started for Canelo, so the question is can he deliver?