Hearn Feels Canelo Trilogy Brings GGG To DAZN
With Canelo Alvarez on the DAZN streaming platform, Matchroom Boxing CEO Eddie Hearn believes that is enough of a carrot to bring the former middleweight champion aboard, but he wouldn’t push it.
“You don’t wanna be saying to people like Golovkin, ‘You better sign with DAZN. Otherwise, you’re not gonna get the Canelo fight,’” Hearn told BoxingScene.com
“But, if he wants to fight Canelo, it’s going to be on DAZN. He’s got an 11-fight deal, but Golovkin deserves respect. And he also feels like he won that fight [their rematch]. So, the aim, if I was Golovkin, would be to have a fight in March or April on DAZN, and then fight Canelo. It’s the biggest fight out there for both guys, so I think we want a third fight. It was great to watch.”
With Alvarez taking the second fight this past September by a slim margin, a third fight with Golovkin may be the best option for both fighters, but Alvarez has Rocky Fielding in December, and Golovkin is still fielding offers to broadcast his fights.
“Canelo’s got to beat Rocky Fielding first in December,” Hearn said. “He’s with us as well. We’re co-promoting that fight with Golden Boy. But in May, if he did get through that [Fielding] fight and he dropped back down to middleweight, we want the Danny Jacobs fight. You know, Jacobs-Canelo nearly happened before Canelo-Triple-G II.”
“And that’s the fight I’m very confident will get made for Cinco de Mayo [weekend]. Obviously, ultimately, it’s up to Canelo and Golden Boy [Promotions]. But that’s the fight. Both guys are available. Both guys are, you know, working together with the promotional companies. And it’s a great, great fight, and it’s a unification fight.”
Quotes Via: Boxing Scene