By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – PBC is reportedly willing to give Canelo Alvarez the one-fight deal that he and his promoter Eddie Hearn have been asking for to make the September 18th fight with Caleb Plant.
ESPN Knockout is reporting the news of the PBC giving Canelo a one-fight deal to face IBF super middleweight champion, Caleb Plant. This is a huge step back from the three-fight deal that they were asking for, according to Hearn.
Canelo wasn’t going to agree to a three-fight deal for him to fight on PBC just so that he could get the chance to meet Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) for the undisputed championship at 168.
If Plant were a massive star and not just an obscure FOX network champion, PBC would have a better chance of getting Canelo to agree to a multi-fight deal, but that’s not the case.
Now it’s up to Hearn and PBC to agree on the purse for Plant, who reportedly wanted $10 million to face Canelo. That’s more than what former 168lb belt-holders Billy Joe Saunders and Callum Smith got for their fights against Canelo.