Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez wants to unify the super middle belts against Caleb Plant in September, but if negotiations get complicated he is open to exploring other options.
“There are talks during the next three, four or five days, and they need to be accelerated,” he said. Eddie hearn in an interview with DAZN Boxing Show. “I don’t think there is anything negative to say. It’s the fight that Canelo Alvarez wants. He wants to become a unified champion. “
After defeating Billy joe saunders in early May to become the monarch of the WBO, WBA Y CMB of 168 pounds, the tapatío wants the fight with Plant, who has the belt on the part of the FIB.
The weekend of Independence Day is when they aim to unify, but if the negotiations do not progress they will look for other champions.
“September is the date and if the fight with Plant not available now and has to be done in December or whatever, I think the mind of Canelo is in: ‘I want to keep the good time’ “, he said Hearn. “Let’s not forget that he is a guy who has fought three times in seven, eight months and it will be four fights in 10 months, which is a good number for the best pound for pound in the pandemic.”
Also Eddy reynoso, coach and manager of the Mexican, previously mentioned that they would like to climb to 175 pounds to face Artur Beterbiev or Dmitry Bivol.
“The instructions of Canelo Alvarez Y Eddy reynoso were, what we want is to Caleb Plant, but if it is not possible for September, show me the champions available for September, “he said. Eddie. “Clearly going up to 175 is on the agenda if the undisputed fight doesn’t get made.”