Canelo, Matchroom announce two-fight deal

After parting ways with Golden Boy last year, boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez teamed up with Matchroom Boxing for his fight in December against Callum Smith. On Thursday it was announced that Canelo will again team up with Matchroom and Eddie Hearn for a two-fight deal starting with the clash with the February clash with Avni Yildirim, and Hearn is excited to further develop the relationship with Canelo and his manager/trainer Eddy Reynoso.

It is an absolute honor to agree a two-fight promotional deal with pound for pound #1 Canelo,” said Hearn. “I look forward to some incredible nights ahead!”

The second fight in the deal will likely be in May against Matchroom-promoted WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.

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  • See now, a Canelo BJS fight is a good fight in my opinion. I like Eddie Hearn and I believe he would help Canelo with real fights.

  • Hearn now has the 2 biggest cash cows in the sport.
    I wonder how carefully he’ll monitor the Bud situation?

  • Yes, agreed, decent scrap. The fact that BJS is a southpaw makes it interesting. Lara and Trout gave the Red Head two of his toughest fights.

  • A rarity could happen in boxing, and is a megastar fighting 4 times in a year.
    BJ Sanders is a great opponent for May celebration.

  • Hope the Saunders fight happens, if BJS is on form he could frustrate Canelo with his movement /elusiveness.

    Hard to bet against Canelo, but he’s human and is beatable, a slick boxer and a slick southpaw at that stands a good chance.

  • Canelo finally fighting a legit bum and what happened to Saunders fighting Andrade in February that would have been good earn your way to the big fight type match but i guess since hes with Hearn he gets the freebee and the L against Canelo,, im still waiting on fighters to start taking risk and fight other than home depot workers on their way to title fights

  • Finally, someone will shut BJS up. Lost all respect for that chump after the video of him disrespecting a homeless guy. Canelo will destroy him

    • BJS has done some pretty dumb things, he’s not a very nice person, totally understand why you want to see him beaten up.
      Looking at it purely on a boxing level I think BJS’s style is all wrong for Canelo and can see him giving him a very frustrating fight.
      Still, virtually no one gets a fair score on the cards with Alverez, so can’t see BJS winning.

  • The Billy Joe Saunders that fought David Lemieux will be very difficult for Canelo to beat.

  • Canelo is killing it right now! Undeniable! Just took out 168 number 1. Now will face a contracted mandatory that haters are still somehow crying about because they are ignorant. Now he’ll round up BJS and plant and be undisputed at 168. The haters are running out of ammo!

  • When will Canelo fight GGG ? He keeps avoiding this which is not surprising .He lost twice.

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