Eddie Hearn: Now the match between Canelo and Jermall makes no sense


Eddie Hearn: Now the match between Canelo and Jermall makes no sense
Eddie Hearn: Now the match between Canelo and Jermall makes no sense © Sarah Stier / Getty Images

Canelo Alvarez had perhaps his best performance in a very rich career against Jermell Charlo. The Mexican dominated Charlo from the beginning of the match to the end. The impressive performance of this Mexican superstar caused a standing ovation from the audience and great reactions from the boxing public.

Of course, Charlo's poor performance made it equal and a better match with more excitement was expected. For this reason, some plans that were before this match will be changed. That's what Eddie Hearn claims. “I think because of [Alvarez’s] deal with PBC, I think they were thinking, Charlo, the brother [Jermall] in the next fight.

I think that’s dead now. I think they were thinking the first fight [between Alvarez vs. Jermell] was going to be a good fight and competitive and maybe a little bit controversial, and the brother steps in, and it’s a great story.

But who wants to see Alvarez against [Jermall] the brother now? No one,” Hearn opined on his company’s YouTube channel.

Eddie Hearn claims that the match between Canelo and Jermello was not promoted and organized well enough

We remind you that Eddie Hearn promoted six of Canelo Alvarez's last seven fights before the Mexican signed a three-fight contract for Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions.

Hearn said that Canelo is too big a star to go back to his old ways, he has to look to the future and look for the right opponent for him. “I think Canelo is a superstar. I felt the fight was underwhelming in terms of it’s buzz,” said Hearn.

“You saw areas of the arena curtained off and stuff like that. On paper, it was a mega-fight. Obviously, they didn’t do it during the Mexican Independence Day weekend because the UFC fight was there. I’m biased.

I think if I were promoting the fight, it would have been a mega fight, but I’m the mega phone guy with a big mouth. They don’t have that. PBC is a fantastic organization. Who’s the promoter? Who’s out there grinding with the media?” as quoted by BoxingScene

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