Eddie Hearn has laughed off claims that Chris Eubank Jr. wants to face Mexican icon Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Canelo is looking for a dance partner in Las Vegas on May 4, but confirmed to TV Azteca that his opponent would be American.

Eubank Jr., from Brighton in England, is 33-3 (24 KOs), and in September he avenged defeat to Liam Smith, earning a 10th round stoppage of the Liverpudlian. 

Veteran Smith had stopped Eubank in four rounds earlier in the year, with both fights taking place at middleweight.  

Earlier this year, Eubank’s famous fighting father, Chris Sr., told talkSPORT that his son had to defeat Canelo in order to “redeem his career."

“Let’s get to the point,” said Eubank Sr. “Canelo is the only person he’s going to be able to fight now to redeem any type of respect from the fighting public. ... You’re a 168-pound fighter, Canelo is your way to win respect and you cannot beat him, not Canelo.”

Hearn, however, said that there was no way that Canelo would be entertaining a Eubank fight, because financially it would not add up.

“Canelo wants so much money,” Hearn told Boxing Social. “You can’t generate that to fight Chris Eubank Jr., and what is Chris Eubank Jr.?”

Hearn then reflected on Eubank’s most recent fights.

“He’s beaten a light middleweight in Liam Smith and got knocked out by a light middleweight [in Smith],” Hearn said. “He’s running scared from Conor Benn, who’s a welterweight, and he wants to jump up to 168 to fight Canelo Alvarez?

“No chance.”