Eddie hearn believes that Caleb Plant deserves a juicy bag if he closes the fight for the 168-pound unification against Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.
“It will be part of a fight for a unified championship, so he has a great opportunity,” he said. Eddie hearn in order to The Ring. “He is a great fighter and deserves to be paid well for a fight like this. I’m sure that will be so”.
Although Hearn did not mention the exact figure, it seems that the previous statement where Plant demanded about 10 million does not entirely displease the president of Matchroom nor to Team Canelo.
“Hopefully it’s more than just money, but hopefully he believes he can win and be undisputed,” he said.
Billy joe saunders took 8 million in his fight disputed in Arlington before just over 70,000 viewers, while previous rivals such as Sergey Kovalev Y Daniel jacobs 12 million were pocketed. This last figure for Hearn it would be out of reach.
“It was a very different world with Kovalev Y Jacobs”Confessed the British promoter. “We want to put Canelo Y Plant on DAZN and I am sure they will offer a lot of money ”.
However, there is an important obstacle since Caleb Plant has fought his last 6 fights through FOX And although it is hard to believe that they do not let him go to the other television station thinking of a juicy offer, Hearn believes there is still some risk.
“Yes Al haymon Y PBC they tell Plant who can only fight in FOX and there is no adequate offer, I don’t know what will happen ”, he said. “Hopefully we can all come to an agreement. Yes Plant he wants the fight, which I think will be an opportunity for him to secure himself financially ”.
The fight could be secured in the next few days for September 11 or 18.