Artur Beterbiev turned down an offer to fight Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez in 2019, as some reports said.
Kevin Iole, journalist from Yahoo Sportsrevealed in your Twitter account a conversation you recently had with Alvarez.
“I spoke to Canelo today, and he told me that when they were looking to win a title at 175 and they finally fought against Kovalev, his team had approached Beterbiev for a fight. Bertebiev he had something else prepared, he said CaneloHe tweeted Iole on your official profile.
Spoke to @Canelo today and he told me that when they were looking to win a title at 175 and ultimately fought Kovalev, his team had approached @ABeterbiev about a fight. Beterbiev had something else lined up, Canelo said.
– Kevin Iole (@KevinI) February 19, 2021
The news of Beterbiev and Canelo
Artur Beterbiev had agreed his contest with Adam deines for the past January 30. By testing positive for covid-19, the current champion of the World Boxing Council he had to postpone his first defense to March 20.
Beterbiev he carries with him a perfect record of 15 wins, all of them by knockout. He has not been formally presented since he beat Oleksandr Gvozdykon October 18, 2019. He is 36 years old, a relatively long-lived age for boxing.
For its part, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez initialed his clash with Avni Yildirim, for next February 27. His last performance was on December 19, 2020, when he knocked out Callum smith and he stretched his numbers to 54 wins, 36 before the limit, one loss and two draws.
In response to the posting of Kevin Iole, Artur Beterbiev made a post on his official Facebook account.
“We have not received any offers from the Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, if you are interested in this fight, let us know. We are in contact, ”said the Russian-born.
– Artur Beterbiev (@ABeterbiev) February 19, 2021