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Hearn: I Feel Canelo Will Fight Either Andrade, Smith or Saunders

It’s becoming a bit more clear why Canelo Alvarez vacated the WBO light heavyweight title earlier this week.

According to Matchroom Boxing head Eddie Hearn, Alvarez will continue campaigning in his career as a super middleweight, likely against a selection of three champions in his stable on Cinco De Mayo weekend in 2020.

“The feeling I get is that Canelo’s next fight will come between Demetrius Andrade, Callum Smith or Billy Joe Saunders — probably the last two. I think he’ll want to fight at 168,” Hearn told BoxingScene.com in an interview. “If he doesn’t fight Smith or Saunders, they’ll fight each other in the UK in a unification fight.”

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Alvarez’s options are aplenty after knocking out Sergey Kovalev in November and decisioning Daniel Jacobs in May, two performances that have has a frontrunner to win fighter of the year honors. 

Alvarez holds a secondary version (regular) of the WBA super middleweight belt, while Smith is the “Super” champion. Saunders is the WBO champion, and took the mic to call out Alvarez in the ring after a lackluster, if not vulnerable, performance Nov. 9 in his US debut. Saunders was behind on one judge’s scorecards to little-known Argentininan Marcelo Esteban Coceres before knocking him out in the eleventh.

Andrade is the WBO middleweight champion, but Alvarez has not admitted whether or not he will continue fighting at 160. He’d also not a fan of Andrade’s subdued fighting style.

Another champion sitting at 160 is longtime Alvarez foe Gennadiy Golovkin, but Hearn doesn’t believe the Kazakh fighter is next in line to fight the Mexican pound-for-pound king. 

“For me, I don’t think so [that Canelo-Golovkin are fighting next],” said Hearn. “I think that's something DAZN will push. My business is with Gennadiy Golovkin. I can’t talk on behalf of Canelo Alvarez.”

Manouk Akopyan is a sports journalist and member of the Boxing Writers Assn. of America since 2011. He has written for the likes of the Guardian, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Men’s Health and NFL.com and currently does TV commentary for combat sports programming that airs on Fox Sports and hosts his own radio show in Los Angeles. He can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan or via email at [email protected].

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by mcdonalds on 12-20-2019

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;20266213]Andrade went life and death with guys who beat his opponents easy like Sergiy and Jacobs....[/QUOTE] Andrade actually beat Sulecki and Culcay easier than Jacobs and chenko did

Comment by james240 on 12-20-2019

[QUOTE=FinitoxDinamita;20266935]He should go for Smith right now. Get em before he gets bigger and more experienced. Isnt Smith a draw in UK? Him and Canelo should do huge numbers.[/QUOTE] It would do massive numbers yep but Canelo will never fight…

Comment by james240 on 12-20-2019

Well yes its obvious its one of those 3 lol

Comment by Shadoww702 on 12-20-2019

[QUOTE=MPDKSAB;20266398]"When the hate don't work they start telling lies." I coulda swore I already told you but if I didn’t let me do so now: Please don't interact with me or quote me about anything I say on this site.…

Comment by hugh grant on 12-19-2019

So many fights out there. Id like bjs and callum to fight nelo

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