Hearn Slams PBC For Mistreating Canelo – ‘They’re F****d’

February 28, 2024
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Hearn Slams PBC For Mistreating Canelo - 'They’re F****d'

Eddie Hearn has slammed PBC following the departure of Canelo Alvarez.

The Mexican parted ways with the promotional outfit, with two fights still left under his deal. He had initially left DAZN to sign with PBC, facing Jermell Charlo in his first fight. The Mexican won a one-sided unanimous decision, but his next fight never looked close to being made. Reports indicated that PBC was unwilling to pay Canelo a $35 million guarantee to fight Jermall Charlo, but only for Jaime Munguia.

Dan Rafael countered that narrative, stating PBC would have given the Charlo guarantee if Canelo had agreed to fight David Benavidez next. Given the conflicting narrative, there was uncertainty over Canelo’s next steps. There is a high chance that Canelo will work with Matchroom Boxing and DAZN again, facing Munguia and Edgar Berlanga. Hearn was very vocal about PBC’s business dealings, as he hit out at them.

Hearn On PBC

“Because the PBC don’t want to work with anyone and now they’re f***ed. So you get to a situation where if I reached out to Benavidez, what the PBC do is go ‘we’re only making that fight on the PBC.’..and this is what people don’t understand; they’re not willing to let their guys go on another platform to take a chance to achieve greatness, it all has to happen with them only,” Hearn said

Hearn also addressed suggestions that Canelo was ducking Benavidez. Alvarez is a four-division champion who has faced some of the biggest names in the sport. He has wins over Danny Jacobs, GGG and Sergey Kovalev.

His only losses have come against Floyd Mayweather and Dmitry Bivol, showing that Canelo is fearless in facing the best. Hearn laughed off suggestions that Canelo was ducking Benavidez, stating he was ready to make the fight if the Mexican Monster was willing to reach out.

Hearn On Benavidez

“If Benavidez wants to come and talk to us and make that fight, we can talk to him and make that fight no problem. But if (Canelo’s) leaving the PBC because they haven’t delivered on what was planned, you can’t just expect him to hang around and wait on them.

“So Munguia, I think, is the fight for May. Listen, if Berlanga happens in September, great, maybe he gets another big win in the meantime. If Benavidez wants to fight in September, Saul will fight all of them, he just wants to be active,” Hearn added

But there is still a major problem. PBC has lost Canelo and Terence Crawford. The latter left after his one-fight deal expired following the breakdown of the Errol Spence Jr. rematch. Since Spence blamed vision problems for his defeat, as he underwent cataract surgery afterwards.

Bud became frustrated as he looked elsewhere. Given that Benavidez is still under contract with PBC, they cannot afford to lose another big star. They have recently signed a new deal with Amazon Prime Video following Showtime’s exit, making it vital that they keep a hold of their big names.

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