The much anticipated undisputed super middleweight championship clash between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant is reportedly under negotiations to be held on 18th September.
Moreover, WBC interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte could be fighting on the undercard.
The four-belt title fight between WBC, WBA (Super) and WBO super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and IBF titleholder Caleb Plant had reached a stagnant point in its progress after the latter was demanding an astronomical $10 million from the fight, which was highly unlikely to get a nod from Canelo and his team.
This had initially put a big question mark towards the fight taking place, and even to such a point of uncertainty that the unified champion from Mexico was linked with a return to light heavyweight later this year.
Canelo vs Plant heading for Las Vegas on 18th Sep
However, according to Mike Coppinger of ESPN, multiple sources cite that the two pugilists are under negotiations to make the fight on 18th September in Las Vegas.
“Canelo, a promotional and network free agent, was offered a one-fight deal with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions that will likely net Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) a career-high guaranteed payday,” Coppinger’s report stated.
Coming off of two back to back dominating performances against Avni Yildirim and Billy Joe Saunders, Canelo is already the favourite to win the fight. Plant, on the other hand, is looking forward to the toughest challenge of his career, and also, a once in a lifetime opportunity to grasp the super-middleweight crown.
Dillian Whyte to get his fight on the Canelo vs Plant undercard, suggests Eddie Hearn
On the heels of avenging his loss against Alexander Povetkin as well as regaining his interim status back in March, Dillian Whyte has been speculated to have his next fight on the US soil, and Matchroom MD Eddie Hearn tips that the Briton could be fighting on the Canelo vs Plant undercard on 18th September in Las Vegas.
Hearn hinted that Whyte’s opponent for the fight has been determined, but kept the name disclosed. However, recent words around the boxing town point towards unbeaten heavyweight Jermaine Franklin, who has become the top favourite to be pitted against “The Body Snatcher”.
“Just seeing what’s happening with the Canelo situation, there are some discussions about Dillian maybe fighting on that card as well, along with this talks with PBC,” Hearn said in an interview with iFL TV regarding Whyte’s next fight.