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Boxing: Eddie Hearn and the future of Canelo: “We’ll see if we fight at 168 pounds or go for a rematch”


Lto defeat of Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol has left too many questions about the reason why the considered best pound for pound was outclassed by the Russian fighter, something in which Eddie Hearn has delved after the fight.

The promoter of DANZ spoke in an interview to SB Nation’s ‘Bad Left Hook’ in which he highlighted that the Canelo’s loss doesn’t focus on weight gain that he had and that before the fight he remained the favorite.

“It’s easy to say later, isn’t it? But no one said that it is a bridge too far before. There are a lot of people in boxing who thought this was going to be a really tough fight, and some even chose Dmitry Bivol, but we can’t stand here now and say ‘bridge too far’ because if we would have had this conversation (before the fight) We would have said ‘oh, he’s a huge favourite,’ and he was.”

It’s easy to say later, isn’t it? But no one said it’s a bridge too far before

Hearn asked not to demerit the victory made by Bivol by focusing on what Canelo stopped doing.

“We don’t know if it was a mixture of a little tiredness from Saul, the weight, I don’t know, did you have a good camp? I don’t know. But let’s not take away the brilliance of Dmitry Bivol. He was absolutely perfect. And I think that after the victory of Craig Richards and the victory of Lenin Castillo, You wouldn’t necessarily look at him and think he put on a performance like that against the No. 1 pound-for-pound man.”

Now we will have to sit down with Eddy and say ‘we want to activate the rematch or we want to go to 68

After the defeat, Hearn has in mind to speak with Eddy Reynoso and plan what will happen with the fights of this 2022, since he has considered one at 168 pounds or the rematch.

“It’s as if Saul wanted to put himself at a disadvantage to face the most difficult challenges, And that can sometimes backfire. So now we’re going to have to sit down with Eddy (Reynoso) and say ‘we want to activate the rematch or we want to go to 68, but I can’t see it without wanting to avenge that loss.

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