Eddie Hearn Reveals Options For Canelo Alvarez Third Fight In 2022

CANELO Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez hasn’t fought once in 2022. And yet, we have an idea of who he could face in his third fight of the year.

The super middleweight champion recently penned a two-fight deal that will see him challenge Dmitry Bivol for his WBA light heavyweight title on May 7.

After that, Alvarez will have his much-awaited trilogy fight with Gennadiy Golovkin at 168 pounds in September.

But despite those being two huge matchups, Alvarez is already planning on a third fight in 2022 as well.

And according to Eddie Hearn, Alvarez’s team have asked for a potential fight to take place in Guadalajara or London.

“Canelo Alvarez and [head trainer and manager] Eddy Reynoso both want to fight in December,” Hearn said in a recent interview (via Boxing Scene). “They’ve both asked me to look at options for Guadalajara and London.”

Ideally, Hearn would love to bring Alvarez to London. But who could he fight?

Hearn believes super middleweight mandatory John Ryder makes sense. Alternatively, Alvarez could also face the winner of the Joshua Buatsi and Craig Richards light heavyweight fight. 

“We’ve got John Ryder, who’s mandatory at 168 pounds,” Hearn explained. “And you’ve got the winner of this fight (Buatsi-Richards). Both guys [are] great options, great opponents for Canelo Alvarez in December.

“There’s a lot that’s got to go right for everybody but if Canelo Alverez wants to fight in London in December, which we’re told that he would like to explore that option, the winner of this fight (Buatsi-Richards) is a clear frontrunner, because this is the official eliminator for the winner of Canelo against Bivol. So massive opportunity for both in this fight.”

Who do you want to see Canelo Alvarez fight at the end of the year?