Canelo’s TV Azteca Interview: No Major Announcements Expected

By Jamie Eskdale - 02/13/2024 - Comments

Canelo Alvarez is NOT expected to make a “big annoucement” today about his next opponent for his May 4th date during his interview with TV Azteca in Mexico; hence, he’s chosen to throw a tiny morsel to the fans, telling them that he’s not facing a Mexican fighter for his May 4th date.

Fans may not know who Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs) will fight until he holds an official news conference. Today isn’t a news conference. It’s an interview with TV Azteca in Mexico.

Contractual Obligations, Not Headline News

Boxing expert Dan Rafael says it’s “not expected” that he’ll discuss who his next opponent will be. Fans are confused, thinking this is a news conference, but that’s untrue. Canelo fulfills his contractual obligations to TV Azteca by giving this interview.

“Canelo is not scheduled to make “a big announcement.” He is doing a contractually obligated interview with TV Azteca, which shows his fights in Mexico. That said, maybe he will drop some news, but his team does not expect it,” said Dan Rafael on X.

What to Expect (and Not Expect) from the Interview

People shouldn’t get their hopes up today, thinking they’re going to get news about who the Mexican star Canelo will be fighting next, as that’s not what’s expected to happen today during his interview with TV Azteca.

It will be interesting to see if Canelo, 33, gives hints about where and which network he’ll be fighting on for May 4th.

Boxing inside, Rick Glaser has recently predicted that Canelo will be leaving PBC. He believes today’s interview with TV Azteca will see him announce his parting ways with that company. If that turns out to be false, it’ll look bad for him.

Fans want to hear Canelo announce that he’s fighting David Benavidez next, and if not him, Jaime Munguia. If Canelo chooses to fight Jermall Charlo on May 4th, as reported last night by one site that jumped the gun, there will be a huge backlash.

Jermall would have been a good choice four to six years ago, but his career has nosedived due to inactivity and problems outside the ring.

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