Via Sean Jones: Jermall Charlo will be the easiest to beat Canelo Alvarez compared to Gennadiy Golovkin and Dmitry Bivol, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
As a matter of fact, Canelo (57-1-2, 39 KOs) is in great danger of losing to all three fighters Hearn is referring to for the next bout. Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) will be a problem for Canelo compared to Bivol and GGG, and perhaps more so since he’s a boxer/fighter.
Canelo and his coach Eddy Reynoso have yet to decide who their next opponent will be on May 7, but Hearn is campaigning publicly for one of his battles, Golovkin or Biviol, to get the fight with the next Mexican star.
Hearn recently offered Canelo, 31, a two-fight deal to see him face WBA light heavyweight champion Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) on May 7 and Golovkin on May 17. September.
At issue is whether Canelo will accept the offer from Hearn, as his coach/manager Reynoso raved about Jermall last week and said nothing about the fight with Bivol.
The technical ability and size of the Russian Bivol might make him too risky with the short-legged Canelo, as the Mexican is slow. Canelo’s movement is similar to that of former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.
Hearn: Bivol a tough fight for Canelo
Both stalk their opponents slowly but have difficulty facing opponents with any kind of mobility.
“I think Bivol is a very tough fight [for Canelo]. He is a light heavyweight. Yes, difficult,” said Hearn Fighthype when asked if Dmitry Bivol is a tougher fight for Canelo Alvarez than Jermall Charlo.
“I found the battle of Golovkin to be more brutal than the battle with Charlo [for Canelo], and I found the fight with Bivol to be a more technically difficult fight than Charlo, but Charlo is also a great fighter. So each fight brings different challenges.
“I think Charlo is the easiest to hit out of the three. Yeah,” Hearn said when asked if a fight between Bivol and Golovkin would still be available to Canelo if he chooses to face Jermall next.
Charlo will be a REALLY tough fight for Canelo, and he will most likely beat him. Unfortunately, Sean Jones predicts that Canelo and Reynoso will choose not to fight Jermall because he has too much talent compared to those he has been facing recently from England.
“I think what Canelo does is he makes his decisions with [trainer/manager] Eddy Reynoso, and then he’ll make a different decision.
“So right now, he has to choose from the things on the table. Without a doubt, working with Canelo was there with the best moments of my career,” Hearn said. “The fan base, the passion, he’s like a fighter. So I’d love to work with him again and hopefully, we can make that happen.
The Matchmaking Chamber is incapable of signing Terence Crawford
“The point is, who can we give it to?” Hearn said when asked if he would consider signing WBO welterweight champion Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford to his Boxing Matchroom cage for him to fight on DAZN.
“He will want a lot of money. By the way, I think he’s at the top of the three-table standings, but with whom can I go to him in a fight that would produce such money? I don’t know,” Hearn said of the possibility he wouldn’t have had a big-name fighter to fight Crawford if he had signed the 34-year-old former first-place boxer.
Unless Hearn is willing to let Crawford take on a stable Conor Benn Matchroom, there won’t be anyone he can compete with if he gets into a fight with them. Hearn will not be able to combine battles between Crawford and Errol Spence Jr or Yordenis Ugas together.