Manager Says Canelo Alvarez Will Entertain Offers From Major Promotions
Canelo Alvarez is prepared to look at offers from numerous top boxing promotions.
Canelo’s next fight will be under Matchroom Boxing. The Mexican star will challenge WBA (Super) Super-Middleweight Champion Callum Smith on December 19. The title fight will take place inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This will be Canelo’s first bout since splitting from Golden Boy Promotions.
Speaking to ESPN Deportes, Canelo’s trainer and co-manager, Eddy Reynoso, said his fighter is prepared to take a look at multiple offers from major promotions (via BoxingScene.com).
“We have a very good relationship with Eddie Hearn, who runs Matchroom, with Al Haymon from PBC, with Bob Arum from Top Rank, so we are open to work with any promoter who has a boxer that we can get for a good fight.
“In this case, Hearn has Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders, Gennadiy Golovkin. On the other hand, Haymon has Errol Spence who also raised his hand [to fight Canelo], he has David Benavidez. There are many boxers who are with different promoters and with being free [agents] we can negotiate with any promoter and television station. I believe that no promoter or television station will be struggling to do business with a fighter like Canelo.”
Canelo hasn’t competed since November 2, 2019. He knocked out Sergey Kovalev to become the WBO Light-Heavyweight Champion. Canelo decided to relinquish the title as he had planned to move back down to 168 pounds.
Smith will put his undefeated pro boxing record at stake when he meets Canelo. Smith’s record stands at 27-0 with 19 knockouts to his credit.