Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Eleider Alvarez Agrees To Jesse Hart, But Nothing Signed Yet

By Luke Furman

Former WBO light heavyweight champion Eleider Alvarez may return to the ring on June 15 in Las Vegas, but no contract has been formally signed, according to his lead promoter Yvon Michel.

Michel told Canadian outlet RDS that Alvarez has not signed anything to face Hart on the Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Hart (25-2, 21 KOs) informed several outlets that a deal was reached to fight Alvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) on the June date.

eleider-alvarez (7)_5

Alvarez was expected to compete on June 28 in Quebec City, but the Philadelphia boxer was not receptive to doing the fight in Quebec.

Alvarez and his team then agreed to fight in the United States, but Michel indicates that his side had yet to receive a finalized contract, and have not signed a formal agreement to take on Hart.

Hart is one of the three opponents that Alvarez accepted for his return - so the fight is certainly possible.

In an interview with BoxingScene in mid-March, Hart said he would agree to face Alvarez in Quebec only if the purse was attractive, because he would be at a disadvantage given that the contest would take place at light heavyweight.

Alvarez has not fought since losing a unanimous decision over twelve rounds in his rematch with Sergey Kovalev in February in Frisco, Texas. It was a rematch of their August clash, which saw Alvarez knock Kovalev out in seven rounds.

While Hart has been inactive since losing by way of majority decision against WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez last December in Corpus Christi, also in Texas.

Alvarez has a multi-fight co-promotional deal with Top Rank. who also guide the career of Hart.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by minemax on 04-16-2019

[QUOTE=sammybee;19661839]good matchup. Jesse Hart will look big at 175.[/QUOTE] Well, Ramirez did look big on Friday. Hart is almost the same height but stronger. I wonder how these guys were making weight at 168... :ninja:

Comment by sammybee on 04-16-2019

good matchup. Jesse Hart will look big at 175.

Comment by sicko on 04-15-2019

Good Fight!

Comment by Boxing_1013 on 04-15-2019

[QUOTE=DaBeastO;19661558]kovalev dominated the rematch. he shut out alavrez. no point in having a third fight.[/QUOTE] When it is a clear 1-1 I have no problem with a 3rd fight. If Kov dominates again more power to him. I would favor…

Comment by DaBeastO on 04-15-2019

[QUOTE=Boxing1013;19661482]Good post. If Alvarez can come back strong a 3rd Kov fight would be good, regardless of what Kov does in his next few.[/QUOTE]kovalev dominated the rematch. he shut out alavrez. no point in having a third fight.

Top Headlines
Demetrius Andrade, Luke Keeler - Face-Off Final Presser Joseph Parker: After My Next Fight There Are A lot of Big Fights That We Can Make Golden Boy Matchmaker: Diaz Demanded Farmer Fight DiBella: Farmer-Diaz, Roman-Akhmadaliev Would've Been Classic B.A.D. Doubleheader Yordenis Ugas in Top Form For Mike Dallas Clash Ruben Villa Aims To Play It Smart With Dangerous Collado Oubaali vs. Donaire: TGB Promotions Wins Purse Bid For Title Fight Fortuna, Campbell Reach Deal For WBC Lightweight Title Fight, Avoid Purse Bid Joseph Diaz: I Can't Wait To Shut Tevin Farmer Up! Farmer: After I Beat Diaz, 1-2 More Fights at 130, Then Going To 135 Tommy Coyle Announces Retirement From Boxing Whyte is Backing Derek Chisora To Shock Oleksandr Usyk Daniel Roman: I Want My Name To Be Mentioned As The Best Of The Night Jarrett Hurd Unconcerned With Boos; Trainer 'Loved' What He Saw Fury Trainer Steward: Tyson Will Get Secret Kronk KO Power Ramirez: I'd Prefer To Go Straight To Josh Taylor After Postol Fight Andy Lee Expects Tough Task in Getting Foes For Paddy Donovan Lee Haskins Sees Defensive Flaws in David Oliver Joyce Manager: Parker Has Too Much Pedigree, Class For Daniel Dubois Hearn Sees Saudi Arabia Beating Out UK To Secure Joshua-Fury Andrade's Timetable Has Changed, But The Plan Remains The Same Arum Confident Crawford Can Hold His Own With McGregor in UFC Besputin Awaits B-Sample Outcome, Requests More Information Nico Hernandez Makes Bare Knuckle Debut on March 14 Joshua vs. Pulev Talks Continue, As Deal - And Deadline - Draws Near Diaz: To Win World Title On Super Bowl Card Is Opportunity Of A Lifetime Andrade: I Give Keeler Credit, Not Easy To Get Foes in The Ring Daniel Roman, Akhmadaliev - Face To Face in Miami Jake Paul, Ali Eson Gib - Face To Face in Miami Tevin Farmer, Joseph Diaz - Tense Face To Face in Miami Demetrius Andrade, Luke Keeler - Face To Face in Miami Murodjon Akhmadaliev Confident He Will Topple Daniel Roman Gamboa Recovering After Surgery, Aims To Return By Year's End Results from India: Sachin, Dharmender, Kuldeep Score Wins in New Delhi Joe Joyce, Filip Hrgovic Ordered For EBU Belt, Purse Bid on Feb. 12 Arum: You Want To Show Off A Great Fighter Around The World Raging Babe's 'Philly Special' Returns March 27 At 2300 Arena Hurd: I Wanna Be Undisputed 154-Pound Champ Before Moving Up Fury: This Time, I Won't Just Win, I'll Smash Wilder Into Next Week Tyson Fury Making an Art of Fantastical Storytelling
Latest Forum Threads