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Eleider Alvarez Reviewing Offers From ESPN, PBC and DAZN

By Luke Furman

WBO light heavyweight champion Eleider Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs) is a very hot commodity.

Alvarez appeared on HBO back in August, when he pulled off a stunning seven round knockout of Sergey Kovalev to capture the WBO title in Atlantic City.

There is a rematch scheduled for February 2nd in Texas, with ESPN televising the bout.

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Earlier this month, HBO made their unexpected decision to remove boxing from their programming schedule.

That decision has left several high profile free agents - and Alvarez is one of them.

With Alvarez's next contest taking place on ESPN, the network - through their exclusive content partner Top Rank - is attempting to secure a multi-fight deal with the boxer.

They are not alone. Streaming service DAZN is moving on Alvarez, and so is Premier Boxing Champions - which has content deals with Showtime and FOX.

"ESPN is interested in putting Eleider under a long-term contract and negotiations are under way," said Alvarez's promoter, Yvon Michel, to The Montreal Journal.

"But we must also analyze offers from DAZN and PBC. On the other hand, Alvarez will fight in Quebec for his next fight if he beats Kovalev in February, regardless of the network."

In terms of future opponents - PBC, which is run by Alvarez's adviser Al Haymon, has potential opponents such as Badou Jack, Marcus Browne and WBC champion Adonis Stevenson - should he beat Oleksandr Gvodyk.

As far as DAZN, IBF champion Artur Beterbiev is Alvarez's stablemate and the share the same trainer. ESPN has Gvozdyk, should he beat Stevenson.

But all of these offers won't mean much if Alvarez loses the rematch - and he really wants to do a job on Kovalev for his post-fight comments.

"When he discussed the fight, he never gave me credit for my victory. It will serve as a source of motivation for my next camp. I will arrange it, where I'm his last opponent. If he thinks it was a fluke, he'll have a second fluke on February 2nd."

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by iNixus on 10-24-2018

[QUOTE=MasterPlan;19219996]Why are they still on the website. Hell it mentions both guys last fights with Johnson and Kovalev. They might as well have Canelo and Bud Crawford on the website lol.[/QUOTE] idk... here where i found it out

Comment by Randall Cunning on 10-24-2018

He'll wait to see where the other titles go. Whats the point on going to Showtime/Fox if Stevenson gets beat? Whats the point in going with ESPN if Gvozdyk gets beat? Then what if Bivol goes to DAZN and 2…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 10-24-2018

[QUOTE=DaBeastO;19220053]ROFL these boxers getting raped having three to four different managers. Why not just hire one guy to do the job?[/QUOTE] Depends on the fighter, I guess. In a perfect world, you'd turn pro with Al Haymon guiding you, your…

Comment by thekenneth on 10-24-2018

Most Quebec fights are pov even smaller cards are 10 dollar ppv. Pascal vs bivol won't be shown on HBO in Canada it will be a ppv. Espn doesnt exist in Canada. The ESPN app doesn't work in Canada. So…

Comment by DaBeastO on 10-24-2018

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;19218690]Haymon is a part of his management team, and Yvon Michel is his promoter. Alvarez will look for the best deal for him, but if the packages are close, it's fairly certain that he's sticking with PBC (Showtime/FOX/FS1). Stevenson is…

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