Hearn: Canelo Wants To Fight In London In December

The possibility of Canelo Alvarez fighting in the UK looks to be getting stronger.

His promoter Eddie Hearn has already revealed that the undisputed super-middleweight champion will fight three times this year rather than the reported two. On May 7 Canelo will look to become a two-time light-heavyweight world champion against Dmitry Bivol before facing old rival Gennadiy Golovkin in September back at super-middleweight.

It had been rumoured that Canelo may then fight in Mexico in December at cruiserweight against WBC champion Ilunga Makabu. However, it seems like London is calling according to Hearn.

“Canelo wants to fight in London in December,” Hearn told Talksport.

“So, John Ryder or [the winner of] Joshua Buatsi vs Craig Richards. We’re well-placed to provide him for one of those fights in London.

“Buatsi vs Richards is a fight where the winner can stake a claim to be in those kinds of fights with Canelo. At the moment they’re two domestic, world class prospects.

“You need to go out there and be involved in a big fight like that at the O2 to start calling out a legend like Canelo Alvarez.

“He’s going to want a dance partner in the UK.”