Eddie Hearn has weighed in with two potential fights that could be next for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, following his impressive win over Jermell Charlo this past weekend.
Before the undisputed super middleweight showdown at the T-Mobile Arena, there had been speculation that Charlo’s twin brother Jermall could potentially be next to land a shot at the Mexican icon.
However, Hearn explained to Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel that he believes that the idea of that is “dead,” so uninspiring was Jermell’s performance in Saturday night.
Instead, he named David Benavidez and Terence Crawford as names that could be put against Alvarez, however added he was not certain the weight discrepancies for a Crawford fight could be overcome.
“I think they were thinking of doing Charlo’s brother [Jermall] in the next fight. But I think that fight is dead now.”
“They were probably thinking the first fight would be a good fight and competitive, maybe a bit controversial, and the brother would then step in for a great story. But who wants to see that now?”
“I think Benavidez is a big fight. Then there’s the Crawford talk, but I can’t see it. I can’t see Canelo coming in at under 168. And I’m not sure Crawford goes to 168, but then again he’s getting on and probably thinking he wants to keep these big pay cheques coming in. So we’ll see.”
After three sub par performances on the spin, Canelo looked a lot more like his brilliant best against Charlo, reminding the boxing world why he became the biggest star in the sport.
Fans on social media have been clamouring for him to fight Benavidez next, with many of the opinion that ‘The Mexican Monster’ is his toughest test at 168lbs.