Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is not ruling out the possibility of extending his working relationship with promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom.
Canelo worked with Hearn for last December's fight with Callum Smith in Texas.
After dominating Smith to capture the WBC, WBA super middleweight titles, Canelo would agree to a two-fight deal with Hearn's company.
The first bout of that agreement takes place on Saturday night in Miami, when Canelo faces mandatory challenger Avni Yidlirim at Hard Rock Stadium.
Should Canelo win, the second bout of the agreement would land on May 8, in a likely unification bout against WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.
In the past, Hearn matched his boxers, like Daniel Jacobs and Rocky Fielding, against Canelo.
"I am used to being on the wrong side of the team, because I had to bring my boxers to fight against him and if I have learned something it is that I should not bet against any of Eddy Reynoso's fighters. That is why I am glad that this time Yildirim is not my fighter, because it means that I will be able to celebrate Canelo's victory without remorse," Hearn told Erika Montoya.
“It is very positive that Canelo visits different places, because taking the face of boxing to such emblematic places as the Dolphin Stadium is something very exciting and they can expect great fireworks, because Yildirim will not go in there to survive, he is going to fight, because he knows that it may be the last opportunity [that he has on this level]."
For his part, Canelo likes the current scenario of working with promoters on a limited basis.
Last year, he parted ways with his longtime promoter, Golden Boy Promotions.
“I would love to continue working in this way, to discuss one or two fights [at a time]. I really like working with [Hearn] because he is someone who cares about details. The maturity and experience I have is what helps me carry out my career as best as possible ... And if you ask me about retirement, if I can, I can spend many more years in boxing, but if I wanted to, I think I would fight until the age of 37 or so... and God willing I would then retire to enjoy what I have achieved," Canelo said.