Eddie Hearn wants to guide Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for the remainder of his career. 

It was reported on Monday that the 33-year-old has split from Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) after only one fight of the three-fight agreement he signed with them upon the conclusion of his previous agreement with Matchroom and DAZN.

He outpointed Jermell Charlo in September in the first of those three fights, and Hearn, who promotes Edgar Berlanga and, as a consequence of DAZN’s broadcast agreements with Matchroom and Golden Boy Promotions, can potentially match Alvarez with his fellow Mexican Jaime Munguia, wants to resume immediately their promoter-fighter relationship.

“I have had a lot of phone calls from people congratulating me and saying Canelo is coming home [to DAZN],” the promoter told the MMA Hour. “You have seen the reports that the initial route with Canelo’s three-fight deal [with PBC] may not be happening. 

“Me and Saul have talked a lot and spoken recently in the last couple of days. There is nothing confirmed with us. Just a couple of conversations. It would be a dream to bring Canelo back to Matchroom and DAZN. It would be the icing on the cake for us and the platform with everything they have planned.

“I believe the Jaime Munguia fight is a really big fight. When you are a great, like Canelo Alvarez, not everybody is going to love you. His fame and adulation are huge, but someone will always want to knock you off your pedestal like a young, undefeated Mexican in Jaime Munguia.

“He was disappointed with the Charlo fight from a match perspective because Charlo felt the power early on and just tried to survive. 

“Canelo wants to fight someone with the ambition to try and win, and that’s why we are floating names like Berlanga and Jaime Munguia, who just stopped John Ryder and have more than enough credentials to fight Canelo Alvarez and David Benavidez. Those are the fights which he wants. Those are the fights which excite him.”

Perhaps significant to Hearn and DAZN is the fact that when Alvarez, the undisputed super middleweight champion, moved from Matchroom to PBC, PBC had a broadcast agreement with Showtime. The promotional organization has since started to work with Amazon Prime – potentially more of a rival to DAZN through their also being a streaming service.

“Being honest, I am going to do everything I can, if he is available, to make those fights happen,” Hearn said. “Going by the reports, it sounds like they [Canelo and PBC] are done. What I will say is that I would like to work with him again in May, September and the rest of his career."