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Eddie Hearn Eyes Canelo's Return to Matchroom Boxing, Targets Munguia and Benavidez Bouts"

Promoter Eddie Hearn is making a bold play for the return of boxing superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to Matchroom Boxing, claiming that Premier Boxing Champions’ (PBC) refusal to collaborate with other promoters has cost them their prized champion.

Alvarez, holding the WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, and Ring Magazine titles, is reported to have walked away from his PBC contract with two fights remaining due to the inability to secure a suitable opponent for his May 4 showdown in Las Vegas. Hearn reveals that preliminary talks have already taken place, citing the lack of proper opponents as the reason for their initial split.

In an interview with Fight Hub TV, Hearn outlined the obstacles faced with PBC’s business model, stating, “Because the PBC don’t want to work with anyone and now they’re [in trouble].”

Hearn is optimistic about the potential matchups for Alvarez, mentioning Jaime Munguia and David Benavidez. He dismisses the notion that Alvarez is avoiding tough opponents, assuring that the Mexican champion is open to challenges but requires a clear plan and activity.

Highlighting Alvarez’s past active period under Matchroom, Hearn contrasts it with PBC’s model, which he deems flawed. He points out that PBC is not willing to let their fighters go to other platforms for potential greatness, limiting opportunities for cross-promotional bouts.

Regarding a potential Benavidez matchup, Hearn is open to negotiations, emphasizing the desire for great fights over restrictive contractual obligations. He stresses that Alvarez has not received offers for big-money fights in May and dispels the notion that he avoided a bout with Jermall Charlo.

As Hearn eyes a potential May fight with Munguia and future matchups with Berlanga and Benavidez, he underlines Alvarez’s eagerness to stay active and urges PBC to deliver on their promises if they want to keep their star fighter.

In the evolving chess match of boxing promotions, Hearn’s moves could reshape the landscape, bringing Canelo back to Matchroom and setting the stage for thrilling matchups in the coming months.

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