Hearn Has Three Names For Canelo
Eddie Hearn believes a Matchroom fighter will be the next to face off against middleweight and super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez for one of his world titles.
While Hearn believes Alvarez will return to super middleweight, where he won a world title against Rocky Fielding last December in Madison Square Garden, he feels there is one fighter at middleweight he’d face.
“The feeling I get is that Canelo’s next fight will come between Demetrius Andrade, Callum Smith or Billy Joe Saunders — probably the last two. I think he’ll want to fight at 168,” Hearn told Boxing Scene on who Alvarez will face next Cinco De Mayo weekend. “If he doesn’t fight Smith or Saunders, they’ll fight each other in the UK in a unification fight.”
Smith holds the “super” version of the WBA super-middleweight championship, while Alvarez holds the “regular” version of the title, and Saunders holds the WBO super middleweight title which he won in a lackluster knockout win over Marcelo Coceres back in November.
In-regards to Andrade, Alvarez has made it clear he may not want to return to 160-pounds to fight the WBO champion and has openly judged Andrade’s fight style, which Alvarez believes is unentertaining.
“For me, I don’t think so [that Canelo-Golovkin are fighting next],” said Hearn. “I think that’s something DAZN will push. My business is with Gennadiy Golovkin. I can’t talk on behalf of Canelo Alvarez.”
Report: Boxing Scene