Eddie hearn revealed that the first offer has already been sent to Caleb Plant to unify the super middleweight before Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, and affirmed that Dmitry Bivol Y Artur Beterbiev they are plan B.
“We have already made an offer to the team of Caleb and we are discussing ”, he said Hearn to Social Boxing about a possible offer to fight on September 11. “It is not a secret that PBC I’d rather do that match in FOX, we would have no problem looking at the other offers. We already have one on the table to do it in DAZN and we wait for the answer ”.
In order to Hearn, The team of Plant He has a unique opportunity at the table to seek to become the first boxer to be undisputed at 168 pounds.
However, the threat that Saúl represents is surely the strongest they will face in a long time, so they could be forced to postpone the fight until later, despite the fact that the Mexican’s priority is September.
“I would be very surprised if Al haymon stops the opportunity to Caleb to fight with CaneloIt is something that cannot be lost ”, he considered. “As I said, we made the initial offer and we hope that there will be a response as soon as possible and see if they want to do that fight in September. Canelo He already confirmed to me that it is still his plan number 1 ″.
While the goal of Canelo is set on dominating the 168-pound division before the end of 2021, it depends on the answer from Plant to achieve the goal.
If the American accepts the fight, it will possibly be on September 11 or 18, but to Hearn yes there is the option that Caleb decide to postpone the fight.
“For a fighter in the middle of the pandemic, fighting four times in 10 months will be brutal,” he said. “If he fights in September he will and he is confident that he can deliver. If the fight with Plant It is not possible for the 11 or 18, we must find another champion with whom to fight ”.
Canelo then he could return to the light heavyweight division to seek a new championship.
Saúl has already won a belt at 175 pounds, because in that division he beat Sergey Kovalev in 2019 before dropping to 168 and dominating the super middleweight.
“We have spoken and you can analyze the option of returning to the light heavyweights with Beterbiev or Bivol as the main candidates, ”he said. “They would be very good fights. I really think so Plant He doesn’t close the deal, we’ll probably see him move up the division to 175 pounds to fight one of them. “