by Sean Jones: Coach/manager Eddie Reynoso said Monday that Canelo Alvarez is not in talks with anyone at the moment for his next fight. This follows reports from ESPN that Canelo is expected to fight Jermal Charlo next in place of WBC cruiserweight champ Ilunga Makabu.
In Renoso’s case, it is unknown whether he is intentionally keeping the negotiations secret at the upcoming Battle of Canillo or is not in talks with the undefeated Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs).
Good evening! Regarding the upcoming battle of Canillo. No negotiation with any promoter, competitor or date. “Next week we’ll have something concrete,” Eddie Reynoso said on Twitter on Monday.
Reynoso and Canelo had to take note of his fans’ interest in his fight with Jermol afterwards. How did they not notice the enthusiasm of the masses to fight Charlo?
Fans want Canelo to fight Germal Charlo
Even if Canelo was not in negotiations with Charlo, seeing the fans fascinated by this fight should motivate Alvarez and Renoso to put this match together.
For them to go back to their original idea of facing the mysterious double-win WBC Cruiserweight Champion Makabu memberIt would be a foolish move on their part.
The WBC has already given Canelo the go-ahead to freeze the 168-pound WBC title and move to cruiserweight to challenge WBC champion Macapu on May 7.
Fans have steadily criticized Canelo since they found out about his plans to fight 34-year-old Makabu because they were hoping to fight one of these fighters:
- David Benavides
- Artur Petbiev
- Dmitriy Bevol
- Demetrius Andrade
- Jermal Charlotte
- Gennady Golovkin
- David Morrell Jr.
Macapo isn’t one of the fighters the boxing public has been paying Canelo to fight after watching him use the last four years of his career fighting these rookie guys:
- Billy Joe Saunders
- Callum Smit
- Rocky Fielding
- Avni Yildirim
- Caleb Factory
If Canelo isn’t going to fight Charlo, it’s best if Rinoso makes sure he’s up against someone fans want to see if he doesn’t want to deal with a massive backlash from the boxing crowd.
It was bad enough that Canelo has been on fire for the past three years using the pretense of uniting the 168lb class to keep him out of his one-on-one feud with the paper champions since 2018.
With ESPN giving fans hope by reporting that Canelo is in talks for a fight with Jermall Charlo, many people have gotten excited about the contest.
Finally, four years later, Canelo would have faced a talented opponent who had a chance to beat him. However, with Reynoso saying, “No negotiation with any promoter or competitor,“He broke out of the hope that fans had Canelo fight someone worth watching for the first time since 2018.
What fans are now anticipating is that Canelo will press ahead with his earlier plans to climb into the weight division for the Makabu Challenge on May 7 in what will be the final cherry pick on his part.
No interest in the battle of Makabu
If Renoso and Canelo continue to fight with Macabo, it will be a confirmation in the minds of boxing fans that the Mexican star will fill his record with weak opposition until he retires in three to five years.
Fans all know they want to see Canelo take on the talented WBC middleweight champ Jermole, because they are tired of watching him pick weak belts from Europe and American fighters with limited skills and strength.
If Canelo isn’t going to fight Charlo, he’ll have to take on someone his fans want him to rather than lead a rally to take on Macapo next May.