Canelo, Plant agree to terms on undisputed title bout
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will lastly get his opportunity to combine the incredibly middleweight department after he consented to terms with IBF champ Caleb Plant for a November pay-per-view battle.
ESPN initially reported Thursday that Alvarez, who holds the WBA-WBC-WBO incredibly middleweight belts, would fulfill Plant in November on a Premier Boxing Champions pay-per-view card. The Mexican super star later on formally revealed through social networks the battle is certainly set for Nov. 6.
For all of his achievements, Alvarez has actually never ever held an indisputable title. On Dec. 19, he beat Callum Smith in San Antonio to win the WBA and WBC belts. On Might 8, he stopped unbeaten Billy Joe Saunders after 8 rounds to declare the WBO belt.
That left just the unbeaten Plant and his IBF belt. Alvarez had actually intended to combat Plant on Mexican Self-reliance Day weekend in September, however talks dragged out and the sides lacked time to get it done.
The concept of pursuing the undeniable incredibly middleweight belt was the creation of Alvarez fitness instructor Eddy Reynoso, who kept in mind that a Mexican fighter has actually never ever held an indisputable title in the four-belt period.
Plant, 29, is 21-0 with 12 knockouts. He won the IBF belt on Jan. 13, 2019, when he beat Jose Uzcategui by consentaneous choice in Los Angeles. He’s effectively protected it versus Mike Lee, Vincent Feigenbutz and Caleb Truax.
He’s never ever, however, battled anybody from another location near the quality of Alvarez, who is 56-1-2 with 38 knockouts. Alvarez has actually held titles at incredibly welterweight, middleweight, incredibly middleweight and light heavyweight.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.