“The Fight’s Not Made Yet” – Eddie Hearn Provides an Update on Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant

Published 08/15/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
Eddie Hearn during the press conference at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)


Although there are just four months left in 2021, there is a huge list of elite boxing bouts booked. In that elite list, Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant’s undisputed 12-round war tops the fan charts. Everyone has kept their fingers crossed to see this fight come to life and not join the scrap heap.

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Following a failed meeting of terms, the two teams are again in touch and are hoping to finalize this bout once for all. Recently, Alvarez’s ex-promoter, Eddie Hearn, who interacted exclusively with DAZN Boxing Show, spilled the beans on the progress of this contest and more.

He said, “The fight’s not made yet, but I think it’ll get there. I think that’s the one Canelo Alvarez wants, I believe Caleb Plant wants that fight. Hopefully now, with a November date, we can get it over the line.” (h/t Michael Benson)

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Canelo Alvarez has been eagerly waiting for a crack at the undisputed title shot at the 168-pound frame. In his pursuit of the same, the P4P star has hammered every opponent in his path. Moreover, over the last 9 months, the fans witnessed a scarier version of the Mexican boxing stalwart, as he showcased his unparalleled power across all of his fights.

With his out-of-the-box skills, Saul Alvarez claimed all the super-middleweight belts, except for Plant‘s IBF strap. That said, he knows the importance of a fight with his American foe, and that’s predominantly why he’s resurrected his talks for this fight.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant – The best collision at the super-middleweight landscape

The super-middleweight division has witnessed a drought in over-exuberant matchups. But the Alvarez vs Plant fight can certainly put an end to the same.

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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

A fight between these two will not just be for all the belts on the line, but this contest will go down in the history books and enhance their legacy.

That said, there’s no question about whether this fight is the best clash at the 168-pound landscape.

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It’ll be interesting to see if both these men get to face each other in 2021 itself. What do you think?

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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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