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Canelo Alvarez in talks for September 11 undisputed clash with Caleb Plant in Las Vegas, reveals promoter Eddie Hearn


CANELO ALVAREZ is in talks for a September 11 undisputed title fight with Caleb Plant in Las Vegas.

Canelo is one belt away from super-middleweight supremacy after beating Billy Joe Saunders into submission in May.

Canelo Alvarez pictured next to promoter Eddie Hearn, with Billy Joe Saunders, rightCredit: AP
Caleb Plant is in talks to fight Canelo AlvarezCredit: Getty

It saw him add the WBO title to his WBA and WBC collection, with American Plant’s IBF version the final piece in the puzzle.

Per the Daily Star, Eddie Hearn said: “Hopefully we will have a Canelo Alvarez undisputed fight on September 11 on the platform.

“It is hard to say but it is almost like a tribute to that date.

“We’ve been talking to DAZN about a number of ideas for around the first responders and stuff like that.

“We’ve spoken to MGM and they feel like it is to be looked at as a tribute to that date – a date when we can incorporate a number of activities to give those people the respect they deserve.”

Canelo, 30, left promoters Golden Boy at the end of last year, which in turn terminated his 11-fight deal with DAZN.

But as a free agent, he has linked up with promoter Hearn and still featured on sports streaming service DAZN in his last three fights.

The last three, against Callum Smith, 31, Avni Yildirim, 29, and Saunders, 31, were all promoted by Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.

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But his short-term deal with them is now up, though Canelo wants to renew their partnership.

Having made the move as a free agent, the four-division champion is free to fight who he wants.

As a result, it means he could feature on Fox’s pay-per-view platform to face Plant, 28, who is signed to Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions.

Hearn has maintained he expects both DAZN and PBC to make offers for the unifciation, but will work with Canelo on either network.

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Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk


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