Bob arum, President of Top rank, supported the decision of Eddy reynoso and Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez to get on the cruiserweights to challenge the champion of the CMB, Ilunga Makabu.
“Seeing the decision they made Canelo and Reynoso, I can tell you that you are rarely going to make a mistake, “he said. Arum in an interview with Fighthype. “I don’t know this boy (Makabu), I can’t add more ”.
The president of Top rank He said that he has never seen any fight of the champion of Democratic Republic of Congo of the CMB, so he preferred not to make any judgment about it.
“I’ve never heard of this cruise champion before,” noted the legendary promoter. “I’ve never seen him fight. All i know is that Eddy reynoso and Canelo they are boxing people who know what they are doing with the decision they made ”.
Bob Arum’s opinion on Canelo Álvarez
Saul He will go up two divisions from the current one to seek to become the only Mexican boxer in history to get a belt in five different categories.
Eddy reynoso, coach and manager of Saul, surprised in the WBC Convention when making a formal request to challenge the cruiserweight champion, Ilunga Makabu.
This occurs after Canelo became the first universal champion at 168 pounds. On November 6, he knocked out Caleb Plant in the eleventh round.
He later said that in January 2022 he would begin planning his next fight, which is expected to be in May of that year.
The Congolese Makabu, 34, has a record of 28 wins and just 2 losses, the last of them in 2016. He has nine consecutive victories, of which only two have gone to points.
He was crowned champion of the CMB in January 2020 when he beat the Polish Michal cieslak and later made his first defense by knocking out the Nigerian Olanrewaju Durodola.