Eddie Hearn says he has already started talks with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez about a rematch against Dmitry Bivol.
Canelo edged out longtime rival Gennady Golovkin last Saturday (September 17) to complete the pair’s trilogy and bounce back from a loss to Bivol.
Mexico’s Canelo, who remained undisputed super middleweight champion with his second win over Golovkin, suffered a decision loss to Bivol in May as he challenged the Russian for the WBA light-heavyweight title.
Hearn, who promoted Canelo for the multi-weight world champion’s recent fights, told Boxing Social on Friday (Sept. 23): “Absolutely, we’re already talking about the Dmitry Bivol fight; see if he wins in Abu Dhabi [against Gilberto Ramirez in November].
“But we have a great relationship. We’ve done five fights now with Canelo Alvarez, so hopefully we’ll continue for the rest of his career.
Alvarez’s loss to unbeaten Bivol marked the second defeat of his professional career, following the 32-year-old’s loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2013.
Some expected Canelo to face Bivol, 31, immediately, but instead chose to face Golovkin for the third time. Meanwhile, Bivol is set to defend his title against Ramirez in November.