On business or not? Hearn hit the American champions hard because of Canelo


On September 17 in Las Vegas (USA), the undisputed super middleweight champion Mexican Saul Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) will fight against Gennady Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) from Kazakhstan.

Show promoter Eddie HearnMatchroom Boxing) sometimes you have to take the rap for this duel.

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The thing is that Canelo and Golovkin have already met twice in face-to-face confrontations: in the fall of 2017, they tied the fight, and 12 months later, the victory went to the Mexican. The first two bouts took place in the middle weight limit. Golovkin is already in his 50s and has never boxed at 76.2kg before.

For this reason, not all fans are satisfied with the match. Some people think that Canelo would have been better off not taking Hearn’s offer, but RVS Al Haymon – fights with Americans Jermall Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) and David Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs).

Opinion Hearna: “What we really want to see is a unification fight between Charlo and Golovkin. But they didn’t succeed. You know, these dudes – both Charlo and Benavidez – just have no track records. They fought all the fights with some nonames. If you have already decided to criticize Canelo’s resume, then why are you silent about the record of Benavidez and Charlo? Where is your sequence?

“Their track records are some kind of ridiculous joke,” Hearn snapped at the champions harshly. “I don’t know if Benavidez is satisfied with his pathetic resume. I’m not sure about this. But Charlo is somehow not particularly eager to change something. Don’t you think there’s something wrong with these dudes? Don’t you think you can’t just stand there and beg, “Give me this, give me that.” Yes, I believe that Benavidez dreams of a legacy, of great fights. So give it to him. Why is Caleb Plant fighting Anthony Dirrell? Why not with Benavidez? Why doesn’t Charlo fight Plant? Why? I don’t have answers to that because it’s not happening on my side of the street.”

Charlo is the current WBC middleweight champion who has not been in the ring for 15 months. Benavidez is a former two-time WBC super middleweight champion and the current holder of the organization’s interim belt.

It’s funny that earlier Golovkin himself asked the fans of the Mexican: “Do you think that Canelo fights the best? Where then are the fights with Beterbiev and Benavidez?”