Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom is at the moment attempting to finalize an excellent middleweight combat between Mexican celebrity Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and British contender John Ryder.
Final Could, Canelo suffered his first defeat since 2013 when he was outboxed over twelve rounds by WBA mild heavyweight champion Dmitry BIvol.
He dropped again to tremendous middleweight in September, to retain his undisputed crown with a twelve spherical unanimous determination over Gennadiy Golovkin.
Ryder grew to become the WBO’s necessary challenger with a TKO win over Zach Parker in November.
Hearn want to schedule Canelo vs. Ryder outdoors of the USA.
“I’ve been talking to Eddie Reynoso and the crew during the last couple of days; we’re negotiating that combat in the meanwhile. Clearly, Canelo’s acquired choices, it doesn’t should be John Ryder, however he’s the necessary,” Hearn instructed DAZN.
“We’re attempting to agree on a cope with Canelo Alvarez, and we’re attempting to comply with a cope with John Ryder as effectively. We’d prefer to see that combat internationally, one thing somewhat bit completely different for Saul, and hopefully we are able to conclude a deal for that within the coming weeks.”
Canelo has expressed curiosity in making his debut within the UK, however there are a number of places within the working for his subsequent combat.
“UK, Center East, even the US, Mexico. Saul can combat anyplace, however it’s at all times been a plan of mine to take him world wide, and I’d like to be part of it,” Hearn mentioned.
If Canelo is profitable in his subsequent combat, he want to have a rematch with Bivol within the fall. The rematch would rely on Bivol profitable his subsequent title protection, which Hearn is making an attempt to make in opposition to Joshua Buatsi.