Eddie Hearn Open To Promoting Canelo Alvarez vs. Kamaru Usman: ‘Never Say Never’

Usman has been calling for a boxing match with super middleweight champion Alvarez for some time now with the latter recently being open to it.

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Never say never when it comes to a boxing match between Canelo Alvarez and Kamaru Usman.

Usman has recently been calling the super middleweight champion out for a lucrative cross-code boxing match.

Although Alvarez was initially indifferent to the idea, he later had a change of heart when it came to boxing the UFC welterweight champion.

“Payday, payday [laughs]. That’s the payday, I know but maybe. Why not? You never say no, right? My trainer told me about it and I said, ‘Well, if you say.’”

Eddie Hearn On Canelo Alvarez vs. Kamaru Usman: ‘Why Not?’

Although making a fight between the pair would be difficult for a number of reasons — mainly the fact that Usman is currently contracted with the UFC — Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn is open to the idea.

Especially if UFC president Dana White is willing to entertain it as well.

“He’s under contract with UFC, but if Dana White wants to do it, we’d love to discuss it,” Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show. “I don’t see how Usman would have any shot at all against Canelo Alvarez, but therefore why not.

“The thing I say about Canelo is, even when you mention Jake Paul to him, he doesn’t belittle these fights. Never say never.”

If Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor taught us anything, it’s that Usman more than likely has no shot against Alvarez, who many regard as the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world today.

Not that Usman will mind too much.

After all, it would easily be the biggest payday of his career which is undoubtedly why he is calling for the matchup in the first place.

Published on March 16, 2022 at 6:55 pm
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