Despite rumors that a trilogy with Gennady Golovkin, Saul “Canelo” Álvarez is still in negotiations so that his next fight is with Caleb Plant, super middle champion of the OMB.
Mike coppinger, from ESPN, reported that the negotiations continue, but that there is a new name that is considered as an option: the light heavyweight champion of the AMB, Dmitry Bivol.
“Sources: Canelo Alvarez still in talks to fight with Caleb Plant on September 18 for the four belts with Las Vegas as the favorite venue. The Mexican Independence Day weekend is about eight weeks away, so Alvarez he hopes to have a decision soon. Another option that has emerged: Dmitry Bivol“, tweeted Coppinger.
Sources: Canelo Alvarez still in talks to fight Caleb Plant on Sept. 18 for all four 168-pound belts with Vegas the front-runner. Mexican Independence Day Weekend about eight weeks out, so Alvarez hopes to have a decision soon. Another option that’s emerged: Dmitry Bivol
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) July 14, 2021
Gennady Golovkin rumors confirmed
Sources with knowledge of the information confirmed LEFT PUNCH the information that emerged last Monday that, indeed, DAZN had an approach with Gennady Golovkin to find out if he was interested in a trilogy with Canelo. The Kazakh said he was ready. However, GGG is an option that is kept as a replacement in case the negotiations between the Canelo Y Plant do not reach an agreement.
What about a fight between Canelo and Dmitry Bivol?
The name of Dmitry Bivol, light heavyweight champion of the AMB, has been on the table in recent days. Initially, Bivol was an option that was being considered to face the Canelo in December, as he learned LEFT PUNCH. However, the name of the Russian-Kyrgyz is there on the table in case the fight has to be brought forward to September if negotiations with Plant they do not bear fruit.
Which facilitates negotiations with Bivol is that he is a fighter of the promoter Matchroom, and is its president Eddie hearn, who is negotiating on behalf of the Canelo his next fight.
What complicates the Canelo and Plant negotiations?
Caleb Plant fight with the promoter PBC, who initially offered a three-fight package to the Canelo. Those three fights would be Plant, First; soon Jermall charlo Y David benavidez. Although the rival pack is extremely attractive, the Canelo He does not want to be tied to a medium-term contract that would keep him tied for the remainder of 2021 and much of 2022.
Although PBC prefer a three-fight pack with the CaneloThey are not closed to signing with for a single fight with the Mexican. This negotiation is what has stopped the signing of the unifying combat between Canelo Y Plant, and it is also what has moved the tree so that the names of Golovkin Y Bivol have come to the table as alternative options.