Canelo Alvarez Signs Two-Fight Deal With Matchroom

Canelo Alvarez has signed a two-fight deal with Matchroom and DAZN.

The news comes following recent speculation that the undisputed super-middleweight champion would reunite with Eddie Hearn after their successful three-fight stint between December 2020 and May 2021.

Fight number one will see Alvarez will move up to 175lbs to challenge Dmitry Bivol, also promoted by Matchroom, for the WBA light-heavyweight title on May 7. A win against the Russian would see the Mexican become a two-time champion at the weight having won the WBO version against Sergey Kovalev in November 2019. Canelo-Bivol will be on DAZN pay-per-view in the U.S priced at $59.99 for current subscribers and $79.99 for new subscribers (inclusive of one month’s subscription to DAZN).

Fight number two will see the pound-for-pound king move back down to 168lbs to defend his undisputed crown against old rival and current IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin. Their proposed third encounter would take place in September with the Kazakh aiming to secure a win for the first time in their rivalry. The pair fought to a draw in September 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas before they both returned to the same venue one year later where Canelo won on points.

For Canelo-Golovkin 3 to take place not only will the former have to beat Bivol but ‘GGG’ will first have to overcome WBA 160lbs titlist Ryota Murata in their rearranged middleweight unification in April.

Canelo took to social media recently to dismiss any claims in the media that he had signed any deal and was still weighing up his options. However, it seems like Hearn has finally got his man in a multi-million-dollar deal that will see both fights shown live on DAZN.