Canelo Alvarez he is one of the favorite fighters in the US market. With the poster that he has managed to develop throughout his career, he has g
Canelo around the world: this could be the new and distant venue for his next fights
he is one of the favorite fighters in the US market. With the poster that he has managed to develop throughout his career, he has guaranteed spaces in Las Vegas or even in stadiums like the Dallas Cowboys. In fact, his next fight scheduled for September is scheduled on the “Game City”.
But now, an interesting and unusual slot has arisen for one of his next fights. In accordance with Eddie Hearnboxing promoter Matchroom Sportthere is the possibility of literally taking the Tapato boxer to the other side of the world, to Australia no less, with the aim of attracting a new market.
In a short interview with AAP, Hearn assured that the Mexican boxer would have opportunities to present a billboard in that region of the planet, as long as there is a favorable scenario for negotiations and that it includes the participation of interested local fighters. Although it seems early to materialize a project of such magnitude, Eddie Hearn would be willing to lobby Canelo Team.
Another advantage for Hearn is that Sal Alvarez would not be the only champion he intends to take to Oceana, he also considers including Anthony Joshua, world heavyweight champion, since Katie Taylorformer Olympic boxer and current champion of the WBC light weight. The last thing to do to formalize such a function would be to find an Australian boxer to make the function more attractive.
“We have the three biggest stars in the sport with AJ, Canelo and Katie Taylor. I know everyone would love to fight in Australia, but you have to make the numbers work and you probably need an Australian fighter.”
The “details” necessary to take Canelo to Australia
It would also be pending to define who would be the rival of the Mexican fighter, but he hinted at the name of Tim Tszy, champion in the medium-lightweight category, since he meets the requirement of being Australian and having a world poster. The drawback is that he would have to move up to 168 pounds, which is the natural division of Cinnamonso you will be at a disadvantage.
“Canelo weighs 168 pounds, but if Tim Tszy gets up from 154, suddenly turns into a massive fight. The same happens with Huni vs. Joshuabut you need the Australian fighter,” detailed the promoter.
For his part, the Mexican has not mentioned anything about this possibility. For now, his next challenge will be the trilogy with Gennady Golovkinon September 17, after losing to Dmitry Bivol on May 7, 2022, in an attempt to obtain the light heavyweight belt of the WBA (World Boxing Association).
Despite the defeat and after fighting against bivolthe Mexican requested a rematch against the Russian boxer, since he does not rule out the possibility of going back up to 175 pounds and getting his second belt in this division.