Eddie hearn revealed that Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez He is very interested in a match with the Russian Artur Beterbiev, at 175 lbs.
“Artur Beterbiev is the fight that Canelo wants desperately, ”he said Hearn to the DAZN Boxing Show. “He’s been talking about that fight in some way. He knows the power he has Beterbiev in the fists ”.
Canelo, for the moment, maintains as its main interest in unifying the 168-pound division against Caleb Plant; However, a change in plans or some complication in the negotiation would force the Jalisco man to return to the light heavyweight division to seek another world championship.
“My instructions were that they wanted to Caleb Plant, but if this is not possible in September, we must have options of which champions to face ”, confessed the English promoter. “Going up to 175 is on the agenda if the unification fight cannot be done.”
Hearn also revealed that Canelo He is in no way planning to return to 160 pounds and has cherished his past experience of facing world champions to further his legend.
“He will never go back to 160 pounds,” he said. “The choice of Saul is defending his championships at 168 pounds, but I think what he really wants is to fight the champions. If we look at the previous battles he has fought with (Daniel) Jacobs, (Sergey) Kovalev, Callum smith Y Billy joe saunders They are all former world champions ”.
Saul pass for 175 pounds
Canelo You already know what it is to be crowned in the semi-heavyweight division, since in 2019 he achieved it against Sergey Kovalev with a withering knockout in the eleventh episode.
However, Saul he lowered the super middleweight, and vacated the scepter.
“I think he likes that, so when he sees his options, fighting a world champion from a division higher instead of just defending can be attractive,” he said. “You have the options of Joe smith, Dmitry Bivol Y Artur Beterbiev“.
According to different reports the fight with Caleb Plant It could happen in the middle of September and Saul I’d get into the ring once more before the end of the year.
However, it is not yet known if it will be to defend the belts or look for a new title in another division.