Pitbull To Ask DAZN For Canelo Fight
Patricio Freire’s ambition and drive are some of the reasons the “Pitbull” brother is the Bellator featherweight champion.
Freire looks to become Bellator’s second double champion on May 11th when he takes on Michael Chandler for the lightweight title in the main event of Bellator 221.
While Freire wants Chandler’s “head” more than he wants the Bellator 155 pound title, the featherweight champion plans on going to Bellator partner DAZN for a bit more of an ambitious move.
.@PatricioPitbull told me tonight that he expects to beat Michael Chandler at Bellator 221 on Saturday, then talk to DAZN about challenging Canelo Alvarez in a 160-pound boxing match.
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) May 8, 2019
While Freire may be playing with Marc Raimondi of ESPN, DAZN does broadcast Bellator and Golden Boy Promotions events, and may be a way for the platform to garner a crossover audience for the Viacom owned MMA brand.
While Alvarez will most likely fight Gennady Golovkin, Callum Smith, or Demetrius Andrade this fall, would you want to see the Pitbull transition to the boxing ring? Let us know on our Facebook or Twitter page!