Hearn Lays Out Five Options For Canelo
Canelo Alvarez is a world champion in three separate weight classes and opens up a world of possibilities for promoters like Eddie Hearn.
Hearn, who runs Matchroom Boxing and is one of the leads for DAZN’s boxing programming, envisions at least five different opponents who can stand across from Alvarez this May.
“We’ve got five guys…… Gennady Golovkin, Billy Joe Saunders, Callum Smith if he beats John Ryder or John Ryder [if he wins], Dmitry Bivol and Demetrius Andrade, to fight Canelo. It’s going to come from one of those five,” Hearn told BoxingScene.com.
“It really should be Gennady Golovkin next, but we’ve got five [guys] and it will be one of those five next and the one after, probably, for Canelo.”
While Alvarez is eyeing a return to 168-pounds after his win at light heavyweight earlier this month,
Golovkin is slated to make a mandatory defense of his IBF belt in February, but Hearn believes he can turn right back around and fight Canelo in early May.
“It can be done. It can be done in early February [for GGG’s next fight]. He has a mandatory and he wants to get that out of the way, but he also wants the Canelo fight badly, so we have to see what happens,” Hearn said.
Report: Boxing Scene