Eddy Reynoso piensa mover sus piezas para lograr pelea con Makabu

Eddy reynoso revealed that they will try to negotiate with Thabiso Mchunu, mandatory rival of Ilunga Makabu by the belt CMB, to step aside and clear the way for the cruiserweight championship fight between Canelo and the Congolese.

“We’ll see if we can negotiate for him to step aside and fight in May,” he said. Reynoso in an interview with Matchroom Boxing. “For now we are in talks with the manager of Makabu. He has a date close to February, where he must make his mandatory defense against Mchunu, but hopefully we can reach an agreement ”.

Eddy ruled that if the plan does not run as expected and the South African Mchunu decides to hold the mandatory fight, they will look for other options for the first fight of the Canelo in 2022, which is planned to be in May.

“That is our plan and we are just beginning to negotiate with that,” said the historic coach. “We just made the suggestion to CMBIf we can negotiate we will go ahead with the plan, if not, we will look the other way. There are many other options ”.

However, the coach of Thabiso, Sean Smith, assured that they will not accept to stand aside for financial compensation.

In fact, the mandatory combat between Makabu and Mchunu It is already scheduled for January 29 of the following year. The function will be organized by Don king and, according to the press release, Canelo will be present.

Mchunu is Makabu's mandatory rival

Eddy and Canelo’s move to fight Makabu

Before announcing that they wanted to challenge the cruiserweight champion, other options he had Saul They were Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol at 175 lbs.

Nevertheless, Reynoso did not rule out that in the future they will close the trilogy with Gennady Golovkin. At the same time, Eddy He also said that among the plans for the next few years of the Canelo are found fighting around the world to boost the popularity of Saul in different parts.

“We have many plans, one of them is to fight in the United Kingdom, on Japan, on China and in Dubai“, he pointed. “It is the next step we want to take in the career of Saul, make fights in different parts of the world ”.