After days of negotiations, representatives for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez — aka — Cinnamon and Golden Boy Promotions have reached an agreement to release the boxing champion.
This is news that definitely rocks the boxing world. But not surprising as the relationship between the four-division world-champion and Golden Boy of Canelo taking them to court in September for what he called “breach of contract”.
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His trainer Eddie Reynosa said this: “In my role as a manager and coach of Canelo Alvarez… I allow myself to communicate to the boxing community and all our fans, that starting today November 6th, he becomes a free agent and continues with his boxing career.”
Meaning the No. 1 pound for pound boxing champion is now free to fight on any broadcast network and for any promotional organization, he chooses. With Reynoso leading the charge, he’s consistently stated the goal was for Alvarez to fight before 2021.
Saying, “we have been working very hard in the gym with a lot of responsibility and discipline, to be in great physical and mental shape and ready to fight before year’s end”
Rumors are that the Canelo camp — with this newfound freedom — will soon be announcing the thirsty champ’s next opponent, with the date and location of the fight in tow.
Team Canelo wants to now spread its wings and return stronger and continue to prove that Mexican boxing is the best.
This news has social media and the boxing world abuzz, and most are still trying to figure and digest how he broke away from Golden Boy and DAZN as his trainer/manager claimed.
Saul hasn’t fought since he beat Sergei “Krueger” Kovalev last November to earn a light heavyweight title, giving him his fourth career divisional title.
His career record is (53-1-2 36 KOs) with his only loss coming when he was outclassed by the great Floyd Mayweather. He had a pair of controversial outcomes with Gennady Golovkin aka GGG winning one and battling to a questionable draw in the other.
DAZN even signed GGG as well with hopes of completing this boxing trilogy. That seems highly unlikely now with Alvarez’s release from his promotional contract. Golden Boy declined to comment and DAZN spokesperson reportedly couldn’t be reached for comment either. #PoVMasonSports