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Canelo Has No Issue Working Out New Deal With HBO

By Miguel Rivera

WBC, WBA middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) is looking forward to a potential return in the month of December.

His promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, is targeting the date of December 15th in New York City or Las Vegas.

Two weeks ago at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, Canelo won a hard fought twelve round majority decision over undefeated Gennady Golovkin to capture the unified middleweight crown. The fight was a rematch of their September 2017 contest, which ended in a controversial twelve round draw.

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The rematch with Golovkin was the final fight of Canelo's contract with HBO.

Several networks will be clamoring for the services of Canelo - like Showtime, ESPN and DAZN.

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who has an exclusive content deal with ESPN, has already stated publicly that he would love to bring Canelo to the network.

But Canelo has no problem with reaching a new agreement with HBO, which suffered severe budget cuts in 2018 - creating a decline in their boxing content.

"We are ready to talk and sit down. We have done a good job, we are going to sit down and see what is going on. I have no problem to continue there [on HBO], we are doing good work and we are going to see what suits us both - both HBO and us," said Canelo to ESPN Deportes.

And his next opponent?

Trainer Eddy Reynoso does not rule out the idea of fighting former IBF champion David Lemieux, who is promoted by Golden Boy, but the veteran coach also names several others. Jermell Charlo is the mandatory challenger under the WBC, while Lemieux is the mandatory under the WBA.

"We already faced the best middleweight of recent years. And whoever comes, we're open to facing them.... (Jermall) Charlo, Billy Joe Saunders, Daniel Jacobs... all of those fighters, we're in position to face them," Reynoso said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by New England on 09-26-2018

[QUOTE=bluebeam;19138955]HBO didnt pay ward for either lovalev fight. roc nation and ppv did.[/QUOTE] they paid him to tune up against sullivan barrera, and going all the way back to edwin rodriguez they paid him two million dollars! and they paid…

Comment by bluebeam on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=New England;19138484]he should be sure to review all of the options. HBO is super top heavy right now. when they aren't putting on canelo - golovkin they are slacking for the rest of the year. they paid ward too much…

Comment by j.razor on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=factsarenice;19138605]Truth, Showtime spent their years worth so they're gased out. Bigger money other places but they come with promoters. Canelo will go PPV with whomever he wants. Welcome to the side show.[/QUOTE] Do you even know what's going on in…

Comment by factsarenice on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=batista84;19138331]I'd like him to return to showtime, their stable of fighters is just so big that I think he could fight a ton of fighters plus showtime has always been to me a quality plattform. Plus they support and like…

Comment by New England on 09-25-2018

he should be sure to review all of the options. HBO is super top heavy right now. when they aren't putting on canelo - golovkin they are slacking for the rest of the year. they paid ward too much and…

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