Bob arum, President of Top rank, revealed to the two boxers that he has in his company that Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez has an interest in facing.
“Yes, I know you would like to (fight with Artur Beterbiev) ”, He pointed out in an interview with Sky Sports. “Eddy reynoso He is a great coach and is very close to Canelo. Know to Canelo very good since he is little. I have expressed interest in fighting with Beterbiev or Joe smith jr”.
Reynoso made a formal request to CMB during the Convention to allow them to challenge the cruiserweight champion of the tip, Ilunga Makabu. However, the Congolese has to make a mandatory defense against Thabiso Mchunu, which will be done on January 29, 2022.
Eddy, who in addition to training Saul also promotes it, noted that in case of not achieving that Mchunu step aside, plans were going to change.
The date of May 5 is when Canelo He plans to return to the ring, so they have about six months to define what his next step will be.
“I look forward to May or September, the two dates on which Canelo he likes to fight, in which he would fight with one of those light heavyweights, “he said. Arum.
It is not the first time that on the radar of Saul mention is made of Beterbiev, who is the 175-pound champion by the CMB Y FIB.
Already for the combat that the Mexican carried out in November of this year, the Russian was discussed, but he reached an agreement with Caleb Plant to unify the 168-pound championships.
Canelo Alvarez You already know what it’s like to fight at light heavyweight. In November 2019, he made the jump from 160 to 175 to challenge Sergey Kovalev, champion of the OMB.
The boxer from Guadalajara dominated him and by the eleventh round he gave him a dramatic knockout to become world light heavyweight champion.
Arum believes there will be no fight with Makabu
Bob arum He also gave his opinion on the contest he requested Canelo Y Eddy reynoso in view of Ilunga Makabu.
“I think they are going to have to abandon it,” he said. Bob arum. “Canelo taking risks and that makes it popular. It would be a great fight for the action that there may be (with Beterbiev). Some will say Beterbiev it is very big and powerful. Others will say that Canelo it’s special and you can handle it. It’s one of the biggest fights in boxing. “