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Canelo Ought to Battle Eubank Jr. In London Says Teddy Atlas

Boxing analyst Teddy Atlas feels that famous person Canelo Alvarez ought to struggle in London subsequent in late September in opposition to Chris Eubank Jr. for his undisputed tremendous middleweight championship title protection.

Eubank Jr. in London: The Cash Transfer

Canelo’s subsequent opponent nonetheless hasn’t been confirmed for his subsequent struggle. Eubank Jr. (33-3, 24 KOs) has surprisingly emerged because the frontrunner in that struggle.

Atlas views the Eubank Jr. struggle as one that can make Canelo some huge cash, given the curiosity British followers would have in seeing him compete in opposition to one in all their very own fighters. It’s a conflict that will promote lots of tickets in one of many venues in London, and it might do fairly effectively.

Canelo’s hand is being pressured as a result of the UFC is scheduling one in all its occasions on the Mexican Independence Day vacation weekend on September 14th, which might battle with Alvarez’s contest.

It’s believed that if Canelo does struggle on that date, he would face Edgar Berlanga, and that’s not a sufficiently big match-up for him to compete in a UFC occasion on the identical night time. Berlanga has followers within the New York Metropolis space of the state, however not an attraction past that,

Followers would ideally wish to see Canelo (61-2-2, 39 KOs) defend in opposition to his WBC obligatory David Benavidez. Nonetheless, he’s already acknowledged that he received’t take that struggle with out being given $200 million, and he’s adamant about that.

A struggle in opposition to Benavidez shouldn’t be occurring, but it surely doesn’t matter. Canelo is such an enormous star that he doesn’t want an enormous identify for his occasions to carry good numbers. Eubank Jr. is greater than ok for Canelo to make use of as his subsequent opponent, and it helps that he can fill a venue in London.

“In the event you can carry it to London, that’s the cash transfer. You need the [biggest] crowd. You don’t have Mexican Independence Day; you go to London,” mentioned Teddy Atlas to Probox TV about what Canelo ought to do.

John Anderson
John Anderson
John Anderson is a seasoned sports journalist with over 15 years of experience covering the NFL, NBA, and MLB. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, John has worked with ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times. His insightful analysis and in-depth reporting have earned him multiple awards in sports journalism.


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