Eddie Hearn Wants Canelo To Box Internationally

Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn wants to put Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on the road and box internationally citing his ambition to keep Canelo interested in the sport due to his already accomplished career to date.

Canelo who is coming off an accomplished win against Gennady Golovkin which see’s that trilogy put to bed is now targeting a rematch with Dimtry Bivol at 175lb of whom defeated Canelo in May of this year in a performance of the year showing by the Russian via points.

It is unlikely that Canelo will be boxing internationally next time out according to Hearn, however it is on the list of Hearn’s priorities to persuade Canelo to box outside of the United States. Hearn when Speaking to the DAZN boxing show conceded that the Bivol rematch is the ultimate priority for Canelo currently.

“The challenge for Saul is to find him fights that actually motivate him, you know?” Hearn said on The DAZN Boxing Show. “And for me that could be boxing internationally. I don’t want to put random names out there … none of these have been discussed, but is it, I don’t know, a Chris Eubank Jr.? Or John Ryder, if he (Ryder) beats Zach Parker. He’d (Ryder) be mandatory, in London. Is it Jaime Munguia in the Azteca [Stadium] in Mexico [City]? Just different landscapes, different challenges.”

“I think right now his mind is fixed on the challenge of Dmitry Bivol,” Hearn said. “That’s all that’s really in his mind ... a lot of these fighters don’t need to fight. It’s not like they’ll take whatever opportunity is presented to them. The opportunity’s got to be right. It’s got to get Saul out of the bed in the morning. It’s got to get him pumped.

"Right now the one that’s burning, giving him the fire inside, is to avenge the defeat (to Bivol). It’s pretty obvious. He’s a winner. I’m sure there are other options out there with other promoters as well.”