Canelo Alvarez vs Conor McGregor: Eddie Hearn working to make it happen

Canelo Alvarez vs Conor McGregor: Eddie Hearn working to make it happen

UFC

June 8th, 2023

It is not yet known who will be Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's next opponent for the fight he plans to take on in September.

And although the Mexican's wish is a rematch against Dmitry Bivol, who he lost to last year at 175 pounds, it seems that the teams of both fighters have not reached an agreement and that option seems to fizzle out more and more every day.

 

Canelo's juicy offer to fight Benavidez

David Benavidez's team wants to do everything they can to get a shot at Canelo, and it looks like they are serious about it.

"Representatives for David Benavidez are prepared to offer Canelo Alvarez a deal that includes close to 50 million [dollars] in guaranteed money, sources familiar with the offer told Sports Illustrated," SI's Chris Mannix wrote on his Twitter account.

"Actual purse would be in the neighborhood of 40 million, per source.

"Splits on gate revenue and PPV upside would push the total package to close to 50 million."

Even the promoter of "Red Flag", Sampson Lewkowicz, confirmed a few days ago on his social media pages that he sent the juicy proposal to Eddy Reynoso, although they have not yet received a response.

And apparently, Benavidez's team already has a candidate in case Canelo does not accept the offer, it is none other than David Morrell.

 

Will Canelo Alvarez face Conor McGregor?

Although many have taken the possibility of a showdown between the Mexican and "The Notorious" as a joke, it seems that promoter Eddie Hearn doesn't think it's so far-fetched.

According to Solo Boxeo, the Englishman is looking to really push for the fight, and he could even send a letter to UFC president Dana White, in addition to talking to Eddy Reynoso.

Hearn sticks to his idea, pointing to the earnings left by PPV the fight held in 2017 between Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, which were 4.5 million dollars.

"I saw [John] Ryder, I'm a southpaw, Ryder was a southpaw, Billy Joe [Saunders] was a southpaw, I've seen methods, I've seen things I'd do," said McGregor a few weeks ago.

"I know he's waining, I'd fight Canelo no f****g problem. Out straight. No problem."

 

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