Canelo Won’t Allow Delay by DAZN Again

DAZN made an unprecedented move on November 1 — one day before UFC 244 and Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev — when it announced the Alvarez vs. Kovalev fight would not start until after the conclusion of the UFC card. And Alvarez says it will not happen again for his fights.

On the same day in which Alvarez was challenging Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title — which would earn him a championship in a fourth weight class — the UFC was holding a mega-event at New York’s Madison Square Garden, headlined by the Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz BMF title fight.

DAZN announced on one day’s notice that the main event of its card would not be started until the Masvidal-Diaz fight wrapped up, meaning Canelo-Kovalev could not start until around 1 a.m. ET. In the meantime, spectators at the MGM Grand waiting for the boxing fight were treated to the Masvidal vs. Diaz fight.

Alvarez and Kovalev were stuck waiting in their locker rooms for over an hour, and Alvarez says such a situation will not happen again on his watch.

“I will not allow them to do that, at least for my fights,” Alvarez said. “I will talk to them.”

There’s no word on Canelo’s immediate future fight plans — although he is still persistent in not giving Gennadiy Golovkin a trilogy bout.

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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