Eddie Hearn Reportedly Makes Initial Offer to Caleb Plant, Reveals Ideal Dates for the Canelo Alvarez Fight

Published 07/06/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Promoter, Eddie Hearn speaks to the media during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The pound-for-pound king of boxing, Canelo Alvarez, is supremely keen on fighting for the undisputed super-middleweight championship. Until now, he’s fared exuberantly well in the division, but his ultimate test lies in facing Caleb Plant for one final test at this weight class.

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That said, Alvarez’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has sent the initial offer to Caleb Plant and his team. Moreover, speaking to Boxing Social, he even put some light on the dates for this battle. For now, this fight is being targeted for 11th/18th September this year. (h/t Michael Benson)

However, there are no confirmed dates or any information on fight purses and more. But something significant is expected in the coming few days.

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Ever since the Mexican boxing stalwart made his first professional ring walk in the super-middleweight roster. His only dream was to fetch all the titles on the line. And for that, Alvarez has stayed intrigued on his pathway to fulfilling his ultimate dream and is staying hungry for more.

In his last fight too, Canelo battered the Brit, Billy Joe Saunders in a massive title unification fight. Right from the first bell, Alvarez made his intentions clear and with his exemplary boxing prowess, he walked ‘Superb’ down.

As a result, Alvarez’s skill sets were too much to handle for Saunders, and eventually, he ended up on the losing vertical. Saunders was Canelo’s toughest opponent in the 168-pound landscape and the latter certainly showed what he’s made off.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant – What can the fans expect?

The Alvarez vs Plant fight is one of the biggest bouts in the 168-pound mix this year. The fans have waited for this fight for a substantial while and everyone is ecstatic to see who emerges as the king of super-middleweights.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Alvarez will undoubtedly walk in as a favorite in this battle. But the underdog Plant too has immense prowess in the bag to upset the P4P star.

That said, this fight has all the essential ingredients to stand tall on fan’s expectations. It’ll be intriguing to see who among the two men fetches a vital win in this collision.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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