Canelo Alvarez finalizing fight with Caleb Plant on September 18th: sources


Canelo Alvarez’s continuation of the story puts him close to finalizing a September 18 date in Las Vegas against Caleb Plant, sources say Athleticism Tuesday, in a fight that will elevate the winner to become the first undisputed 168-pound champion of the four-belt era.

Mexican Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) will wear the WBC, WBA and WBO belts in the showdown against Nashville’s Plant (21-0, 12 KOs), the IBF champion. The approach to the conclusion of negotiations for the lucrative fight is a great gift for Alvarez, whose 31st birthday was on Sunday.

“I think this is going to happen for real,” said official close to the talks Athleticism Tuesday. When asked if the fight would be broadcast on Fox pay-per-view, the official said, “Sounds perfect.”

Alvarez’s squad, made up of trainer-coach Eddy Reynoso and promoter Eddie Hearn, have dealt with factory representatives from the powerful director of boxing champions Al Haymon.

ESPN first reported that a deal was done.

The opportunity to present himself as the first four-belt super middleweight champion in history reinforces Alvarez’s substantial current claims as a four-division champion and the sport’s No.1 pound-for-pound fighter.

Alvarez had previously announced that he would like to fight four times in 2021. He has stopped both of his opponents this year on their stools.

In February, Turkish compulsory WBC contender Avni Yildirim was knocked down in the third round and did not answer the bell to start the fourth. In May, in front of a record-breaking crowd at AT&T Stadium outside of Dallas, then WBO England champion Billy Joe Saunders suffered orbital bone fractures in the eighth round as his corner waved the white towel before the beginning of the ninth.

Nicknamed ‘Sweet Hands’, the athlete and astute Plant, 29, comes to battle on the heels of three successful title defenses after winning the IBF belt for the first time in a January 2019 unanimous decision against Jose Uzcategui .

He followed with triumphs over Mike Lee and Vincent Feigenbutz, then chose to take on a mandatory challenge against Caleb Truax, 37, giving him his fifth loss in a unanimous victory atop a Fox card from the January 30 at the Los Angeles Sanctuary. Exhibition center.

The cautious maneuvers paid off, with Plant now landing the richest fight of his life against the biggest draw in the sport.