Canelo Alvarez has formally introduced that he’ll battle Caleb Plant for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO super-middleweight world titles on November 6 in Las Vegas.
Mexico’s pound-for-pound king has run by way of the super-middleweight division like a steam prepare since returning to 168lbs in December 2020.
Canelo dominated Callum Smith to take his WBA title and win the vacant WBC.
He then battered overmatched obligatory Avni Yildirim in February and stopped Billy Joe Saunders by breaking his eye socket in Might.
With the Saunders win, Canelo grew to become a three-belt WBA, WBC and WBO champion, needing simply the IBF to be absolutely undisputed.
Step ahead present champion Plant.
The pair initially entered talks for a battle on September 18, nonetheless these discussions broke down.
Canelo thought of dealing with Dmitry Bivol at light-heavyweight as a substitute, however finally opted to delay his subsequent battle and make a contemporary try with Plant.
He confirmed on Thursday night time that this has been profitable and the pair will meet on November 6 in Las Vegas.
Canelo reacted by telling Ring Journal: “I’m very enthusiastic about this and about changing into the primary undisputed Latino super-middleweight champion in boxing historical past.
“I’m completely happy to make historical past. I’m going to unify the entire belts.”
On account of his free agent standing, the 31-year-old has been capable of compete on whichever community he chooses since his launch from Golden Boy final yr.
Canelo has labored with Eddie Hearn on DAZN for the Smith, Yildirim and Saunders fights.
Now he’ll soar over and work with Al Haymon’s PBC on FOX PPV to face Plant.
The unbeaten American has a report of 21-0 (12 KOs).
He grew to become world champion with a formidable dethroning of Jose Uzcategui in January 2019.
Plant has since made three profitable defences, however not competed wherever near Canelo’s degree up to now.