Canelo's Coach Says The Aim is To Fight in December

By Miguel Rivera

Eddy Reynoso, the trainer for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, confirmed that his boxer's planned return for September 14th was canceled because a deal could not be reached with WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev.

Canelo wanted to move up by two weight classes to face Kovalev, who instead will return to the ring next month against mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde.

Reynoso advised ESPN Deportes that he wasn't aware of the exact details of what created the Kovalev fallout - but he indicates that his boxer's promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, is already working hard to finalize an elite level opponent for Canelo to face in the ring in December.

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Reynoso strongly denied some of the circulating rumors that the cancellation of Canelo's fight was due in part to a possible injury or physical discomfort.

"Saul is in perfect condition," Reynoso insisted to ESPN Deportes. "Because he will not fight in September, we had to readjust our training camp, but he will return better than ever in December."

There were some heavy industry rumors that Canelo was at odds with DAZN, who last year signed the boxer to an exclusive multi-fight agreement. Reportedly DAZN was pressuring Canelo to face either Kovalev or Gennady Golovkin - and the streaming service was refusing to approve any other opponent. Canelo refused to fight Golovkin for a third time. And when the negotiations to face Kovalev fell apart, the Mexican star pushed back his return.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing lives on 07-24-2019

[QUOTE=Verus;19924743]I would much rather see Canelo fight Andrade than Golovkin, but Canelo can't fight Andrade in December. DAZN will not stream that fight. They have "approved" only 2 opponents -- Golovkin and Kovalev. Remember, Canelo's folks approached Andrade for a…

Comment by Senor_frogs on 07-24-2019

[QUOTE=Shape up;19929218]2x 115/113 and 114 for canelo and everyone know canelo always starts with rounds in the bank, don't be so deluded[/QUOTE] In the first fight GGG “The Monster” was tamed. He was very tentative. Throwing most of his shots…

Comment by Shape up on 07-23-2019

[QUOTE=Senor_frogs;19928416]No. It was the more clear of the two. Nelo boxed his ears off.[/QUOTE] 2x 115/113 and 114 for canelo and everyone know canelo always starts with rounds in the bank, don't be so deluded

Comment by Crying Brandon on 07-23-2019

Mark your calendars for the GOAT's return in December!

Comment by Senor_frogs on 07-23-2019

[QUOTE=Shape up;19926927]The first wasn’t close, the second was[/QUOTE] No. It was the more clear of the two. Nelo boxed his ears off.

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