Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is Ready to Come Back in 20202 min read
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez reveals the reasons for his separation from Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN. The past few days it was his head coach, Eddie Reynoso, who officially announced Canelo’s new status. This time it is Canelo himself who explains the reasons that led him to file the lawsuit against them. Canelo Alvarez is now a freelancer without promotional and TV network ties.
Canelo Alvarez, currently WBA (Super), lineal and The Ring World Champion in the middleweight category, mentioned that he can’t reveal too many details about the lawsuit with Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN. However, it seems clear that the main reason of the separation is due to the delay in organizing matches. Canelo Alvarez said in a recent interview: “What I want is to fight, to continue making history”. He also added that this is one of the most important moments of his boxing career and, together with his head coach Eddy Reynoso, he will co-promoters his matches.
Canelo had been promoted by Oscar De La Hoya for over ten years, while he had signed the exclusive with DAZN for about two years. This agreement with the streaming platform had a value of over three hundred and fifty million dollars and supposed to cover eleven fights in five years. However, until now, Canelo Alvarez has fought only three times, against Rocky Fielding (December 2018), Daniel Jacobs (May 2019) and Sergey Kovalev (November 2019). No fights so far in 2020.
The Mexican champion was supposed to return as usual during the Cinco De Mayo weekend and the Mexican Independence weekend in September. However, according to Canelo, not only the Covid-19 pandemic but also De La Hoya’s inefficiency could not properly organize matches for him.
As a free agent, Canelo Alvarez is free to move alone and his one pace. It seems likely that he will come back fighting before the end of 2020. According to same rumors, Alvarez may be on the ring on December 19, 2020 despite nothing official has been set yet.
Canelo Alvarez has continuously mentioned that he wanted to fight at least once in 2020 since he considers this phase of his career as his prime-time. At this stage, it is also hard to foresee who can fight against. However, several opponents can create exciting match-ups in line with the recent excitement in the lightweight division.
Canelo holds titles both in the categories of middleweight and super middleweight. As a result, the number of options is wide open. Just to drop few names, Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders, Ryota Murata and Caleb Plant are all palpable opponents despite the time-frame to organize and promote super-fights is rather tight for 2020. Most likely, we will see those fights in 2021. However, Canelo Alvarez is coming back to his natural environment and we truly look forward to it.