Coach Canelo: ‘We weren’t offered Spence, but it’s a great option’


Coach-manager Eddie Reynoso did not confirm the words of promoter Tom Brown (TGB Promotions) that his Mexican star ward Saul Canelo Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) was offered a fight with the unified welterweight champion American Errol Spence (28-2, 22 KOs).

It’s no secret that at the beginning of the year, promoter Eddie Hearn met in absentia (Matchroom Boxing) and functionary Al Haymon (Premier Boxing Champions). Both were trying to get a two-fight deal with Canelo. Hearn beckoned with fights against light heavyweight Dmitry Bivol and middleweight Gennady Golovkin. Haymon offered middleweight Jermall Charlo and super middleweight David Benavidez.

Canelo chose Hearn’s option, after which Haymon’s representative stated that Alvarez had the opportunity to face off against Spence.
Reynoso does not confirm these words: “No, there was no such proposal. Maybe they planned to make such an offer, but by that time we had already signed up to fight Bivol. I understand that now it is difficult to talk about this option, because there are several weight categories between the fighters. We’re practically light heavyweights. That is, in the near future it is hardly worth discussing this seriously. But who knows, maybe in a few years it will become more relevant?

Reynoso claims that this option is very good. And he is right, because these are two PPV-level fighters: “Of course we are interested. And we have the upside that Canelo is a free agent. We have a great relationship with RVS Haymon. So in the future there are chances that we will measure our strength with both Spence and Charlo. I’m sure it would be an interesting fight with Errol. Because he is an incredible fighter, just like Canelo. And when there are two incredible fighters in the ring, then the fight itself will definitely turn out to be incredible.”

This Saturday, Canelo will face Bivol for the WBA Super light heavyweight belt. Our forecast and performance this fight.