Promoter Eddie Hearn recently revealed on Wednesday that WBA light heavyweight champion Dimitry Bivol is the “frontrunner” as the replacement opponent to fight Canelo Alvarez on September 18th in case the negotiations with Caleb Plant fail to be revived. He also indicated that Alvarez deserves to get paid $40 million for his rumored Bivol fight like he was set to get for the canceled Caleb Plant fight.
Eddie Hearn talks about Canelo Alvarez
Speaking to Boxing Social, Eddie Hearn was questioned if Canelo will get $40 million for a Bivol fight. Tyson Fury ‘Bad Workout’ Video After Illness Leaks
As transcribed by Wrestling-Edge.com, he said:
“Canelo Alvarez has been and always will be paid very, very well. He deserves to be, he’s a huge star that delivers huge numbers. So, you are in a very competitive market at the moment and he stands as the frontrunner, the number one pound for pound fighter in the world.”
He was further asked if Bivol was the frontrunner and he replied:
“If he was to fight on September 18, I think he is one of the frontrunners for sure. I think he is a very good fighter and Canelo does have a tendency to like to fight against the world champions. He is not going down, only going up in the weight class but if you asked me what fight he would like next, it would be Caleb Plant “