Canelo Alvarez isn’t interested in signing long-term deals with promoters.
Alvarez recently got out of his deal with Golden Boy Promotions. In December, he signed a one-fight deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom boxing where he earned a win over Callum Smith. After the fight, the Mexican signed a two-fight deal with Hearn. For the promoter, he is glad to finally have Alvarez on his side.
“I am used to being on the wrong side of the team, because I had to bring my boxers to fight against him and if I have learned something it is that I should not bet against any of Eddy Reynoso’s fighters. That is why I am glad that this time Yildirim is not my fighter, because it means that I will be able to celebrate Canelo’s victory without remorse,” Hearn told Erika Montoya (via boxingscene).
“It is very positive that Canelo visits different places, because taking the face of boxing to such emblematic places as the Dolphin Stadium is something very exciting,” Hearn said. “They can expect great fireworks, because Yildirim will not go in there to survive, he is going to fight, because he knows that it may be the last opportunity [that he has on this level].”
For Canelo Alvarez, he says he likes the idea of only signing one to two fight deals with promoters. It allows him to be free and solely focus on boxing.
“I would love to continue working in this way, to discuss one or two fights [at a time]. I really like working with [Hearn] because he is someone who cares about details. The maturity and experience I have is what helps me carry out my career as best as possible … And if you ask me about retirement, if I can, I can spend many more years in boxing, but if I wanted to, I think I would fight until the age of 37 or so… and God willing I would then retire to enjoy what I have achieved,” Canelo Alvarez said.
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