Bob arum put as a possible rival of Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez to the light heavyweight champion of the CMB and FIB, Artur Beterbiev, by 2022.
“In the spring, we may make that unification between Beterbiev and (Joe) Smith, or if he gets a successful defense against (Marcus) Browne, maybe we could make a fight with Canelo Alvarez“, said Arum to iFL TV. “It would be a huge event, just imagine, Canelo against Beterbiev“.
The Russian has a fight ahead of Marcus browne next December 17 in Montreal.
If you can defeat him, Arum assured that it will be ready for a unification with Joe smith, champion of the OMB.
Saul Alvarez for now he’s focused on his 168-pound unification bout between Caleb Plant next November 6.
Nevertheless, Canelo and his team did not rule out the possibility of going up to 175 in 2022 and challenging Beterbiev or Dmitry Bivol, champion of the AMB, to find another belt in the light heavy.
When I was in negotiations with Caleb Plant and they fell, Canelo He talked about going up to light heavy to face Dmitry Bivol, but for the time they preferred to postpone it.
Later it was when he reached an agreement with Plant, with whom he will unify the super middle belts.
Beterbiev and Smith situation
The president of Top rank is not concerned with organizing the fight between Artur Beterbiev and Marcus browne on Montreal, Canada.
“Beterbiev will fight with Browne on Montreal, I remember making a fight between Leonard and Last there and it was a wonderful city, it will be a lot of fun, I promise you ”, he commented.
On the other hand, Joe smith jr I was going to fight at the end of the month against Umar Salamov, but he had to be hospitalized for coronavirus and his defense was postponed.
Arum hopes to see him back in January, to think months later about a fight with Beterbiev.
“Smith he had coronavirus and was supposedly going to fight on October 30 with him, but our next available date to see him again is in January, “he said. “With this maybe we can see the unification in spring.”