Eddie Hearn teases a Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua update and confirms Canelo’s next opponent.
Matchroom The boxing kingpin teases a Joshua vs. Fury announcement.
Eddie Hearn reacted to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s eighth-round TKO knockout of Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday night, implying that a huge announcement concerning Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s much-anticipated heavyweight title unification fight could be on the way.
Hearn told DAZN’s Chris Mannix in the ring after Canelo’s knockout victory over Saunders at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, that the natural next fight for the Mexican super-middleweight champion was to complete the unification of the 168-pound titles and become the undisputed world champion.
With only one world championship belt still held by a rival, Canelo added Saunders’ WBO title to his WBC, WBA (Super), and The Ring crowns.
Caleb Plant, an undefeated 21-0 champion who holds the IBF super-middleweight belt, is the fighter in question.
Following Canelo’s victory over Saunders on Saturday night, Hearn believes Canelo vs. Plant is the only fight worth watching at 168 pounds.
He stated, “This is the only war.”
“First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who came out tonight and helped us break the record; it’s been great. Thank you, Jerry Jones, and the entire AT&T Stadium staff.
“Chris, it’s the only fight you’ve got. Caleb Plant, hopefully, feels the same way.
“I know you saw an interview with him the other day, and he didn’t say much about Canelo. But, listen, in boxing, we want to keep the good times rolling.
“At 168 pounds, it’s the first Mexican undisputed champion. In September, it’s the one to make.”
After Canelo and Saunders battled all the way to the eighth round of their title unification bout in Texas, Hearn heaped accolades on both men.
He also disclosed that Saunders’ trainer, Mark Tibbs, was the one who ended the bout by taking his man out after Saunders claimed he lost vision in his right eye due to a tremendous Canelo uppercut in the seventh round.
He explained, “No, he couldn’t see.”
“I spoke with Mark Tibbs, who stated that he couldn’t see and that he wouldn’t allow him walk outside” (for the ninth round).
“Billy boxed wonderfully, in my opinion. Canelo is a monster. Billy is a tricky character, so he took his time.
“However, he broke his eye socket.” Brinkwire Summary News.