In his new free agent role, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez review proposals from promoters Matchroom and Premier Boxing Champions, what would define if your rival in May is Billy joe saunders or Caleb Plant, according to the report of Dan Rafael in Twitter.
Depending on who you agree with the Canelo, the fight he has scheduled for May may be before Billy Joe Saunders, super middle champion of the OMB, or against the winner of the January 30 contest between Caleb Plant, IBF Super Middle Champion and Caleb Truax.
The Mexican boxer plans to fight at the end of February in the mandatory contest of the World Boxing Council for the super middle belt against the Turk Avni Yildirim and then in May.
According to the journalist Dan Rafael, he Canelo negotiate a package for his next two fights.
If you sign with Eddie hearn, and its promoter Matchroom, their fights would be broadcast by DAZN. On February 27 he would face Avni Yildirim in the mandatory fight of CMB for the super middle belt. Later, in May, he would face the super middle champion of the OMB, Billy Joe Saunders.
If you do it with PBC, the fights would be broadcast by one of their television stations, either Fox Sports in open signal or Showtime in Payment per Event. On February 27 he would face Yildirim and in May the winner of Caleb Plant against Caleb Truax.
If Canelo does a deal with Hearn it would mean Yildirim Feb 27, Saunders in May. If he does deal with PBC it would mean Yildirim Feb 27 and Plant-Truax winner in May. He wants to unify at 168. Each has a titlist he can face. https://t.co/zR3CFGmakc
– Dan Rafael (@ DanRafael1) January 16, 2021
The Mexican fought only once in 2020, after he had differences with Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN. Canelo and his team came close to suing both parties, but decided to terminate the contract.
Canelo expired on December 19, 2020 to Calllum smith by unanimous decision. He conquered the super middle scepter of the World Boxing Council and of the World Boxing Association.
On your side, Billy joe saunders beat Martin Murray on December 4, 2020 to retain the super middle belt of the OMB.