By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Eddie Hearn will start negotiations this week for the September undisputed 168-lb showdown between world champions Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant for the Mexican Independence Day holiday weekend.
The Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn admits that it’s going to be an expensive fight to put together for the superstar Canelo, as the unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) is in an excellent bargaining position.
Plant, 28, has the final title at 168 that Canelo (56-1-2, 38 KOs) needs to become the undisputed four-belt champion. Knowing that he has the final piece of the puzzle that Alvarez wants for him to make history, Plant is going to ask for the moon & the sky.
“It’s expensive, but it’s an undisputed fight,” Hearn said to the DAZN Boxing Show on the Canelo – Plant negotiations.
“Caleb should be making a lot of money for that fight. This week, we start those conversations about Caleb Plant,” Hearn continued.
“I’ve got to present the best opportunity to Canelo Alvarez and Louis DeCubas and Al Haymon have to present the best opportunities to Caleb Plant.”
“It’s about the opportunities for the fighters. That’s the natural fight to make next, and hopefully, we can get it,” said Hearn.