Pound for Pound phenomenon Canelo Alvarez finally appears to have outlined his plans for the year and is edging towards Eddie Hearn’s offer instead of PBC’s. Having conquered the super middleweight division in 2021, the 31-year-old was considering a move to the higher weight categories.
That said, his upcoming plans will apparently put him into two different weight classes. Per reports, Alvarez will face Gennady Golovkin and Dmitry Bivol next, and the complete schedule seems clean before him. Meanwhile, it will also be an exceptional financial gain for him.
The Mexican superstar will seemingly bag $85 million from the Matchroom deal of two fights, while PBC’s offer was at $45 million for WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo. Per the current scene, Canelo Alvarez will first meet WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol on a reported date of May 7.
On bagging a potential win, he will be liable to defend the 168 lbs belts against Gennady Golovkin in a trilogy fight, possibly on September 17. However, GGG shall have to surpass Ryota Murata in a middleweight title unification before squaring off against Canelo Alvarez. Therefore, Alvarez and GGG look bound to win their next fights, and only then can they validate the epic trilogy.
Prior to all these, Alvarez was also considering a move to the cruiserweight division. WBC champion Ilunga Makabu also expressed his interest in offering a title shot to the P4P king. Meanwhile, Oleksandr Usyk also agreed to fight Alvarez at 200 lbs, on the condition that he retains his heavyweight titles. Amid so many lucrative options, Canelo Alvarez seems to have fixed his sight on GGG and Bivol.
Free Agent Canelo Alvarez is on a rise
Following his split with the Golden Boy Promotions, Alvarez has worked effectively with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Promotions on a fight-to-fight basis. He fought Callum Smith, Avni Yildirim, and Billy Joe Saunders in joint forces with Hearn’s promotions. PBC’s Caleb Plant also earned a shot at Alvarez in between, which worked in favor of Canelo.
Now, Alvarez seems to be back with Hearn, citing two blockbuster boxing scraps in the way. Although the Mexican fighters look favorable to win on both occasions, these fights matchups can be interesting when put into reality.
What do you make of Canelo Alvarez’s current stance?