Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez confirmed that he will unify the 168-pound belts on November 6 of this year against Caleb Plant in headquarters to be defined.
“This November 6 we are going to put the boxing of Mexico at the top ”, the boxer from Guadalajara announced on social networks. “Let’s go for the missing belt!”
🇲🇽 This November 6 we are going to put boxing in Mexico in style. Let’s go for the missing belt!
– Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) August 19, 2021
According to Lance Pugmire of The Athletic, The Vegas, Nevada, is the headquarters that has the advantage to carry out the confrontation with scenarios such as MGM Grand Garden, the T-Mobile Arena and the Allegiant stadium.
Can confirm @mikecoppinger first report that Canelo-Plant is nearly done (with Canelo to finalize with announcement tweet). Told target for the FOX pay-per-view is Nov. 6 with Las Vegas the front-runner for location for bout to crown an undisputed super-middleweight champion.
– Lance Pugmire (@pugboxing) August 19, 2021
The function will be in charge of PBC of Al haymon and it will be pay per event by FOX, after the last contests of the Mexican were transmitted by the streaming platform DAZN.
In the contest, Canelo will put the belts of the WBO, WBA and CMB of 168 pounds, while Plant will risk the one of the FIB, in order to unify the super median division.
Saul comes from defeating Billy joe saunders and cause a fracture in his right cheekbone that will probably put him out of professional boxing, to get the championship of the OMB.
Since before that confrontation, the goal of the Mexican was set on Plant, with whom he began to negotiate, but that a series of requests caused them to fall for a week and Saul will seek to fight against Dmitry Bivol.
However, after analyzing the possibilities, the Mexican boxer’s team decided to renew negotiations with PBC and they reached an agreement for a fight, although the promoter has signed boxers like David benavidez and Jermall charlo.
This will be the third contest of Saul Alvarez during 2021, after in February he carried out the mandatory combat of the CMB in view of Avni Yildirim and in May he faced Billy joe.
The last time he had three or more fights in the same year was in 2011, when in March he fought against Matthew hatton, then in June against Ryan rhodes, later in September against Alfonso Gomez and closed the year in November before Kermit Cintron.