Canelo Alvarez has responded after being linked to a possible crossover battle with Nate Diaz this week.
Promoter Eddie Hearn, who Canelo has labored with most of his current fights, revealed on Wednesday that he’s held talks with representatives of former UFC star Diaz – who’s now a free agent – a couple of attainable transfer into boxing.
Hearn advised The MMA Hour: “It was only a pleasant dialog to say, ‘What are you pondering?’
“And Nate Diaz’s mindset is, ‘I wish to battle Canelo Alvarez.’
“Who is aware of? It’s very troublesome to present Nate Diaz a shot in a Canelo Alvarez battle.
“However once more, Nate Diaz can field.
“I’m not saying he’s going to compete with Canelo Alvarez, however he’s obtained a giant fanbase and I feel there’s a fascination behind seeing these guys do one thing totally different.
“It’s the unknown. What’s going to occur?”
Giving the newest on his plans following hand surgical procedure late final yr, Canelo advised Inside Fighting: “I’m simply beginning coaching, beginning again.
“I’m gonna see in a pair week what occurs – if I battle in Could or wait till September.”
Requested in regards to the potential Diaz showdown, Canelo mentioned: “We by no means know, proper?
“However proper now it’s not in my schedule.
“Not proper now. I’ve targets. Not proper now, perhaps later, perhaps sooner or later.
“No disrespect or something, I’ve targets.”
Quizzed as as to whether his targets embrace a rematch with Dmitry Bivol, who upset him final yr, Canelo replied: “That’s certainly one of my targets.
“Proper now that’s certainly one of my targets after which we’ll see.”
- Canelo Alvarez guidelines out Nate Diaz battle for now, regardless of Eddie Hearn’s talks with former UFC star, as Mexican as a substitute has focus fastened on Dmitry Bivol rematch
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