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Canelo Alvarez To Decide May Opponent Shortly, Says Hearn

Eddie Hearn, promoter for super middleweight champions Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders, expects Saul "Canelo" Alvarez to decide his next opponent on Tuesday.

Both Smith and Saunders have been presented with offers to face Canelo on May 2, as part of Cinco De Mayo weekend.

But, Smith and Saunders were not satisfied with the monetary amounts for the bout.


Canelo created a high pay line - after his two most recent opponents, Daniel Jacobs and Sergey Kovalev, were both given big purses. Jacobs reportedly received $12 million, with Kovalev receiving the same.

It appears, based on Hearn's statements, that his boxers were only offered half of that $12 million sum.

Hearn does expect a deal to get done, for one of his boxers, by the end of this week. And the contest would likely take place in Las Vegas.

"I believe there's meetings taking place on Tuesday to ultimately determine who is going to get the fight," Hearn told Sky Sports News.

"Billy Joe is coming out and saying: 'Hurry up, tell him he's got until Wednesday'. I said 'Billy, it don't work like that. Ultimately this is the golden ticket, this fight. Callum Smith is waiting patiently behind closed doors. They both want the fight. They both want a deal that's fair. You saw Oscar De La Hoya come out and say: 'These guys turning down these fights.'

"You can't offer a WBA and a 'Ring Magazine' champion half of what another world champion got to face him. We're negotiating. I'm very confident that one of those guys will get the Canelo fight and it will be done this week."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by TJ highway on 03-04-2020

If he waits any longer who.......................Spider Rico?........................Clubber Lang?...............Tommy Gunn?

Comment by Superarms1 on 03-04-2020

[QUOTE=kidbazooka;20417942]Man stfu you noobs don’t even know what to make up to hate on him but ya support a cocain steroid cheat like Fury.[/QUOTE] Wtf you even talking about fury for you stupid ******. Shut up and go back in…

Comment by Superarms1 on 03-04-2020

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;20418013]Won't his camp be just as short??? Damn your dumb.[/QUOTE] No you dubs shet. Because ginger already is training you fool. You've never boxed you just have no clue. He knows which weight class he will fight in may, and…

Comment by skinnystev on 02-25-2020

if the fraud alvarez is fool enough to step into the ring vs BJS he' will get exactly the same thing birdlegs got

Comment by kidbazooka on 02-25-2020

[QUOTE=Bandman;20418067]Whoever it is getting their ass beat. Nobody beating the Ginger at this point.[/QUOTE] Exactly and these guys know it that’s why they wanna cash out cuz they ain’t touching canelo any time soon.

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