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Canelo Alvarez has received some of the best offers in boxing, and will choose fights that can define the year

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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin have fought twice already, could could meet again this year.
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin have fought twice already, could could meet again this year.Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
  • Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is a master of his own destiny.

  • Boxing's No.1 fighter is a promotional and broadcasting free agent right now.

  • And he is mulling over a one-fight deal with Showtime, and a two-fight contract with DAZN.

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has received some of the best offers in boxing and will choose fights that can define the sport's year.

Alvarez is the consensus No.1 fighter, having unified the super middleweight division in little more than a year of late, besting Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders, and Caleb Plant.

A world champion in four weight classes, Alvarez can still achieve a lot more as he's still only 31 years old.

He is also in charge of his entire career. He is a promotional and broadcasting free agent, free to explore opportunities presented to him by premium network Showtime in the US and global digital broadcaster DAZN.

With Showtime, in an event presented by America's combat sports juggernaut Premier Boxing Champions, Alvarez could fight Jermall Charlo in a 168-pound match.

It is reportedly a one-fight deal that would see the match take place on the Cinco de Mayo weekend — a key date on the boxing calendar, particularly when a Mexican fighter is involved.

With DAZN, in events presented by big European promotional company Matchroom, Alvarez could fight undefeated boxer Dmitry Bivol in May and his arch-rival Gennadiy Golovkin for a third time, later in the year.

It is a two-fight deal. ESPN claimed this week that it is worth $85 million and that Alvarez was "on the verge" of signing the Golovkin trilogy option.

But Alvarez's trainer Eddy Reynoso distanced himself from this

Eddy Reynoso and Saul Alvarez have been inseparable for years.
Eddy Reynoso and Saul Alvarez have been inseparable for years.Photo by David Becker/Getty Images

Eddy Reynoso, the trainer and manager of Alvarez amongst other athletes, said Thursday on Twitter that nothing had been signed yet.

"Good afternoon, I am grateful to communicate that there is offers for Canelo's next fight from PBC and Matchroom," he said.

"The negotiation process is still a work in progress. A final decision has not been reached.

"As of now, all information published has no truth or foundation behind it. Once we have a signed agreement, our team will be the first to notify the public."

Alvarez fought most recently against Plant on a PBC show broadcast on Showtime. It was a one-fight deal that he agreed as a promotional and broadcasting free agent.

Before that, he worked with Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn and DAZN for three fights.

Both options will have their advantages for Alvarez and his team, who remain one of the few boxer-trainer pairings in the fight game who are clear masters of their own destinies.

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