Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Caleb Plant now they have reached an agreement to unify the four 168-pound belts next November, according to Mike coppinger of ESPN.
“Sources: Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant agreed to fight in November in a feature hosted by PBC“, wrote Coppinger. “All four 168-pound belts will be at stake.”
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) August 19, 2021
This occurs after in the first part of the negotiations they failed to close the fight and the Guadalajara threatened to fight with Dmitry Bivol, Russian 175-pound champion for the OMB.
This caused Plant will get upset and attack Saul in your account Facebook: “Is it serious that for the third year in a row (it is postponed), on a date (September) reserved for him? At what point does it stop being the fault of others or does it get out of hand for him and his team?
However, after days of analyzing his future, the Mexican and his team decided to resume conversations with Al haymon of PBC and with Plant, for now to reach an agreement.
With this, Canelo He is looking to become the first unified champion at 168 pounds, having fought three times in that division.
In 2019, Saul jumped from middleweight to light heavyweight to face Sergey Kovalev, whom he defeated by knockout.
While in December 2020 he dropped to super middleweight to fight with Callum smith, champion of the AMB in the division, and also contest the vacant belt of the CMB.
Since then, Alvarez faced Avni Yildirim as part of a mandatory combat of the CMB and, in May of this year, he fought against Billy joe saunders, who held the 168-pound scepter of the FIB.
Hearn and his promotions to Canelo
The last three fights of Canelo Alvarez have been with the promoter Matchroom of Eddie hearn, but for this confrontation he signed a contract for a fight with PBC of Al haymon, according to Mike coppinger.
However, there are multiple reasons to believe that the Guadalajara will remain with the promoter of Haymon, since it has signed boxers like David benavidez and Jermall charlo.
Despite this, it is expected that Hearn keep working with Canelo Promotions, after in June of this year they organized a boxing function in Guadalajara Jalisco, who headed Julio César “Rey” Martínez.