Eddie Hearn Announces New Date for Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant

Published 05/31/2021, 4:14 AM EDT
May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez celebrates defeating Billy Joe Saunders during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Canelo Alvarez is just one more belt away from being the undisputed super middleweight champion. While Caleb Plant’s IBF strap appears to be his goal at 168 lbs, the unification matchup is likely to go down within a few months.

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Matchroom Kingpin Eddie Hearn has already begun working for the fight and has come up with a potential date. That said, Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant is still far from receiving official confirmation.

In a chat with FightHype.com, Eddie Hearn said, “Yeah, September the 11 is like the date. We got the 11 and the 18. I believe that Mexican Independence day is on a Wednesday. So, it’s another one like sinking tomorrow.”

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Eddie Hearn and Canelo Alvarez have worked together in three blockbuster events back-to-back since December 2020. Following the Mexican’s latest win over Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO belt, it’s time for another lucrative unification fight. While Hearn has successfully secured lucrative deals for the P4P king, Alvarez may look to continue his partnership with Matchroom.

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Following his split from Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, Alvarez remained silent on his career for a long time However, his return against Callum Smith saw him reach new heights. It also opened the door to a lengthy professional relationship with Eddie Hearn, which appeared beneficial for both sides.

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Per reports, Caleb Plant has demanded a whopping $10 million for his fight against Canelo Alvarez. This sum may not surprise fans as the undisputed bout would be huge, potentially resulting in a massive Box Office and PPV success.

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Do you think Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant will go down on September 11? Or will it be September 18? Could we get another date altogether? Let us know in the comment section.

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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