Via Jim Calfa: Coach/manager Eddy Reynoso outlined the destinations for his boxer Canelo Alvarez for the May and September bouts, saying he wants him to fight in Las Vegas and Mexico.
Mastermind Reynoso is the one who decides who 31-year-old superstar Canelo (57-1-2, 39 KOs) will fight, and he said he’d love to see him face off “in the media” friendly” Jermall Charlo and Gennadiy Golovkin.
If those two games end up in 2022, Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) will likely rival Canelo during the Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend on May 7 on Showtime PPV.
This was followed by a duel with his arch-enemy Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) in Mexico City on September 17 for Mexican Independence Day.
Fans want to see Canelo upgrade his performance
After two years of watching Canelo destroy the dominant 168 lb champions from the UK, it will be a treat for boxing fans to watch the Mexican star take on Jermall (32-0). , 22 KOs) and Golovkin in 2022.
Those two will at least have a chance of beating Canelo, and it won’t be the disparate tackles we’ve seen from the Mexican superstar over the past two years.
“We are looking to fight in May and September. The first in the US and the last in Mexico,” coach/manager Reynoso told Against TV Hub about his plans for two games against Canelo Alvarez in 2022.
“Let’s see if we can fight in the Azteca Stadium [in Mexico City with seating capacity: 87,523]. Hopefully, we have a chance to fight there,” Reynoso said of the fight with Canelo in September of this year.
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol is the possibility that Canelo will fight again on May 7, as he is part of a two-fight deal offered by British promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing.
Hearn promoted the undefeated 31-year-old Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs), and he also worked with superstar Golovkin. As such, Hearn will suggest Canelo take on Bivol and GGG in 2022, taking place on the DAZN streaming platform.
The deal offered to Canelo to face Jermall Charlo is from the premier boxing champions [PBC]and it will be a one-and-done situation.
Reynoso’s tribute to 32-year-old Jermall suggests that he’s planning to head in that direction for Canelo’s next fight in May rather than agreeing to Hearn’s fight deal.
Hearn’s deal will involve Alvarez moving up to 175 for a risky match against Russia’s undefeated Bivol, followed by a trio with Golovkin.
Reynoso no longer talks about Ilunga Makabu
Thankfully, Reynoso seems to have given up on his strange intention to let Canelo ascend to cruiserweight to take on WBC champion Ilunga Makabu for the fifth world title. That is supposed to be a Weird idea Reynoso had about wanting Canelo to be promoted to cruiser to take on Makabu.
It is believed that the networks are not interested in televising the little-known 34-year-old Canelo vs Makabu match because they realize that no fans will be interested in this albatross level fight.
In 2021, Canelo got his way fighting his former sparring partner Avni Yildirim on DAZN as part of his contract with them. However, now that the Mexican star is a free agent, he needs to fend off quality opposition to garner the interest of the networks.
The network is not in the business of television failings regarding Canelo’s poor fights against which the boxing public is not interested in watching.
If Canelo & Reynoso want to delight fans in 2022, they can’t go wrong with Jermall Charlo, Golovkin and David Benavidez. It’s the ‘Big Three’ fans who want to see Canelo fight in 2022.
Fans are NOT interested in seeing Canelo fight Makabu or any other fighter they’ve never heard of before.