It looks as if Canelo Alvarez is seeking to rope in increasingly more worldwide followers on his aspect. Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez, who additionally acts because the promoter of Alvarez, stated that the WBA super-middleweight champ could be very eager on preventing abroad.
As of now, he’s slated to struggle on September 12. Nevertheless, with no finalized opponent and the COVID-19 pandemic not seeking to decelerate, the possibilities of the struggle taking place are a bit grim. Billy Joe Saunders was the final one that was linked to preventing the Mexican.
Alvarez has most likely figured it out that going worldwide makes a giant distinction in his model worth. Therefore, he desires to discover potential markets reminiscent of Japan and the UK.
“We’ve talked about it, and he clearly desires to increase his model and his likeness, and I feel that will be sensational if we might get one thing performed within the UK,” Gomez stated whereas speaking to Boxing Social.
“However we’ve got talked about it. We’ve talked about going to Japan as nicely, and I feel he desires to begin to journey and struggle outdoors the US. I feel it’s going to create a much bigger marketplace for himself,” he added.
Eric Gomez nonetheless very open for Billy Joe Saunders vs Canelo Alvarez
The struggle between the WBO and WBA super-middleweight champs couldn’t happen earlier this 12 months. Thereafter, there have been speculations that the reserving might happen in September. Nevertheless, the Brit turned down the struggle. He stated that the payday was not up to speed.
Saunders has additionally seen his justifiable share of controversy all through his profession. Regardless, Gomez doesn’t rule out the potential of a struggle between Saunders and Alvarez.
“We’re all for it. We by no means had a finalized deal [with Saunders]. We have been discussing the potential of doing that struggle, after which the pandemic hit, and we needed to cease every thing. Every part got here to a screeching halt. It’s unlucky, however possibly it could possibly occur sooner or later. We don’t know,” Gomez stated.
Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins, who additionally promotes Canelo, has stated that Saunders could have missed out on his one alternative to struggle Alvarez. Furthermore, the British Boxing Board of Management suspended Saunders’ boxing license after he posted a controversial video in March. Within the video, he made a ‘joke’ the place he instructed would-be home abusers tips on how to finest hit their companions.
The Board later eliminated the suspension and levied a wonderful of 15,000 kilos on the pugilist.
No matter all this, Gomez continues to be optimistic a few struggle between the undefeated Saunders and his consumer.
“I do know Billy Joe has primarily stated that he’s not going to struggle for the remainder of the 12 months. Possibly I’m mistaken. I don’t know for positive. But when the struggle will be made sooner or later, I feel it might a terrific struggle. All or any of them. Any and all of them would make a very good match. They’ll be robust fights as a result of they’re championship degree fighters.”
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