Promoter Eddie Hearn is standing firm on his opinion that the upcoming trilogy fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin is on another level, at least from a financial standpoint, when compared to the potential undisputed welterweight clash between unbeaten boxers Errol Spence and Terence Crawford.

Canelo will face Golovkin for a third time on September 17th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be carried by DAZN Pay-Per-View.

Spence vs. Crawford is currently in talks for the fall. If the fight is finalized, Showtime Pay-Per-View is the current frontrunner to carry the event.

Hearn explains that neither Spence or Crawford has a proven track record for generating large pay-per-view numbers.

On the other hand, Canelo has generated large numbers on pay-per-view - although his numbers through DAZN PPV have fallen short of the seven-figure buy numbers that he generated on HBO and Showtime. The first two bouts with Golovkin were carried by HBO PPV - and brought in at least a million purchases for each event.

“Spence vs. Crawford, what a fight. Neither fighter has done a moderate pay-per-view number. When you’re talking about a guy like Canelo who consistently does 600,000 [buys], 700,000 [buys], a million [buys], and you talk about global reach, you can’t compare the fights," Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show.

“In boxing, in that community, it’s a lot closer than it is to the whole wide world. In boxing, they’re both outstanding fights, but one is a fight between two legends, and one is a fight between two outstanding elite champions.”