Eddie Hearn reveals reasons Canelo can move up to heavyweight


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Canelo Álvarez y Eddie Hearn

Eddie hearn, President of Matchroom, he assured that Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez can go up to full weight.

“I could go up to full weight and fight,” he said in an interview with iFL TV. “Go, (Oleksandr) Usyk not a big heavyweight, Trevor bryant as a world champion, too. Could you compete against those guys? Cruiser weight first. But I like the fight against Makabu”.

Currently, Oleksandr Usyk is the monarch for the WBA, WBO and FIB full weight. Just in September 2021 he defeated by unanimous decision Anthony Joshua.

For that contest, the Ukrainian stopped the scale at 221.25 pounds. For its part, Joshua it scored 240 pounds, leaving a difference of almost 20 pounds.

However, the monarch of the CMB full weight, Tyson fury, weighed 277 pounds in his last match against Deontay Wilder.

“I think it’s a dangerous fight,” he said. Hearn from Makabu. “I think it’s an exciting fight and, like I said, Saul and Eddy they are interested in making history. They are not interested in taking normal, boring fights. Every fight has to mean something. “

Last Tuesday, November 16, Eddy reynoso surprised in the WBC Convention when making a formal request to face the cruiserweight champion, Ilunga Makabu, from Democratic Republic of Congo.

The heaviest time the boxer from Guadalajara has entered the ring was in November 2019. That time he rose to light heavyweight to face Sergey Kovalev, champion of the OMB. Saul he mastered it and managed to knock him out in the eleventh round.

Canelo Alvarez made the fights against Callum smith, Avni Yildirim and Billy joe saunders with Eddie hearn and Matchroom. However, in unification against Caleb Plant, I went with PBC from Al Haymon.

Canelo Alvarez

Hearn thinks of Canelo

Eddie hearn He also talked about what it means to fight against Ilunga Makabu, in May of the following year.

“I think that Canelo and Eddy reynoso they want challenges, “said the English promoter. “They want to do something great, which is tremendous for this sport… I spoke with Tony bellew, who looked great and said that Makabu he is a great striker and very strong ”.


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