Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez Y Caleb Plant are close to closing the deal to unify the super middle belts in November this year, according to Mike coppinger of ESPN.
Unlike the last matches of the tapatío, this contest would be made in pay-per-view for FOX and not for DAZN, which has been the streaming platform that has broadcast the last three fights of Saul.
After negotiations fell apart a couple of weeks ago, the American boxer criticized the Mexican for the things he asked to close the deal.
However, after they spoke with the Russian champion Dmitry Bivol and decided not to continue with the fight for September 18, they resumed conversations with PBC of Al haymon and Plant.
Even though at some point Canelo He spoke of that if the contest did not occur with Caleb was going to move up to 175 pounds, the Mexican champion’s plan is to become the unified champion at 168 pounds.
Saul got the belts from the CMB Y AMB super middleweight by defeating Callum smith by unanimous decision in December 2020, while in May he beat Billy joe saunders to also win the one of the OMB.
The only belt that the Mexican lacks is that of the FIB, what’s wrong with it Plant after winning it in January 2019 against Jose Uzcategui. Since then he has made three successful defenses to leave his record 21-0.
Canelo Alvarez became a free agent after suing Golden Boy Promotions Y DAZN, and signed a two-fight contract with Matchroom of Eddie hearn, so he is now a free agent and can sign an agreement with PBC.
The British promoter said that one of the impediments to reaching an agreement was that Al haymon wanted to attract Saul to sign a long-term contract, something that Guadalajara no longer wants.