“It’s always messy when a fighter and a promotional company end up in the courtroom. It’s nice to avoid it. We want to see him back in the ring particularly because the two fights there for him are Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders, two of our guys. I want them to have the opportunity to fight Canelo,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
“Hopefully it gets resolved and we see Canelo back in the ring – he’s one of the biggest stars in world boxing and is a terrific fighter. I think the plan is still for Canelo to box in November, or at least this year. If he does, I’ve got my fingers crossed they pick Callum or Billy.
“If they don’t, they should fight each other. But if there’s no fans, how do you do Smith vs Saunders? Right now it’s about keeping the fighters active but also recognising some fighters are better for 2021.”