Via Sean Jones: Eddie Hearn insists that Canelo Alvarez completely “hopeless” to avenge his defeat against Dmitry Bivol although he decided to skip it against Gennadiy Golovkin next September 17.
Canelo (57-2-2, 39 KOs) will have 12 months to try and figure out how to make the necessary adjustments when he faces Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) next year over the Cinco weekend. de Mayo in May 2023.
Hearn wants Bivol to stay busy at the same time, defending his WBA light heavyweight title against boxer Joshua Buatsi who could be his.
Meanwhile, Canelo will face 40-year-old Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) in a three-part match on September 17. Hearn did not say what he would do if Canelo lost this fight.
Game over or will he take on GGG in a fourth skirmish, probably September 2023? Losing to Golovkin would be a clear sign that Canelo is over.
All that he was golfing was eroding his game, where even his best Golovkin could beat him. Of course, many fans feel that Golovkin has beaten Canelo twice.
“We spoke with Bivol and his team; We are working towards that rematch on Cinco De Mayo next year,” Eddie Hearn told. DAZN Boxing Show. “There was really only one time to play against GGG and that was in September.
“He’s desperate for revenge, but the original plan remains. GGG takes on Canelo Alvarez for the undisputed super middleweight world title on September 17,” Hearn said.
Boxing fans will wonder why Canelo go up against Golovkin if he is so desperate for a rematch with Bivol? It doesn’t make much sense.
“Going into battle with Bivol, believing that Canelo was invincible and undefeatable,” Hearn said. “As good as the first two Canelo-GGG games, can GGG beat Canelo Alvarez?
“Obviously, the loss makes things a little more believable for fans of the battle that GGG was able to pull off. There is a lot of bad blood between them.
“It’s probably the only mix of people I’ve ever seen these people slander at any stage in their careers and I’m really looking forward to being part of a big promotion, “Hearn on Canelo vs. GGG 3 events.
“I think it’s bigger,” Hearn said of the bigger Canelo-Golovkin III trio after Canelo’s loss to Bivol. “Canelo is back to defend his title against GGG. He must win this war.
“The hardest thing for Canelo in this fight [Golovkin] is to recover from that failure. He lost against Bivol.
“We sat down with Bivol’s team and said, ‘The plan is you have to defend your championship around September, and then you have a rematch with Canelo Alvarez in May,” Hearn said.