Boxing’s Highest-Paid Fighter Canelo Alvarez Set To Launch TACO Restaurant In America With Brother Ricardo
CANELO ALVAREZ is about to launch a TACO restaurant in America with his brother Ricardo.
The Mexican is boxing’s highest paid fighter, earning at least £50million for his fights against Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant last year.
But Canelo is a passionate entrepreneur and in 2018 launched his taco restaurant called El Pastor Del Rica Taqueria in Zapopan.
His new US location will be in Chula Vista, Calif., just south of San Diego, where the boxer bases himself during training.
Canelo, 31, last fought in November, beating Plant, 29, in 11 rounds, six months after his eight-round win over Saunders, 32.
He is a promotion and network free agent who has started a battle to obtain his services.
Mysterious US boxing mogul Al Haymon had offered a £33million pay-per-view headliner with unbeaten middleweight Jermall Charlo, 31.
But Eddie Hearn, who Canelo has worked with in recent fights, has put together a two-part package.
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And according to ESPN, the four-weight world champion is ready to accept Hearn’s proposal.
This would see him fight for 31-year-old Dmitry Bivol for the Russian WBA light heavyweight title on May 7.
And after that would be a long-awaited trilogy fight with rival Gennady Golovkin, 39, scheduled for September 17.
The pair drew in 2017 before Canelo won the rematch a year later, with both fights selling over 1 million PPV.