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By Sean Jones: Canelo Alvarez may have to put on hold his goal of becoming the undisputed 168lb champion in September as talks with IBF belt-holder Caleb Plante are not yet over.

If Canelo can’t find the plant at the right price, he has great options available on unbeaten 175-lb champion Artur Betterbiev or Dmitry Bivol. swapping the plant for ‘most dreaded man in boxing Betterbies (16-0, 16 KO) will be a major upgrade for Canelo.

fight against one of those make too much noise In the world of boxing for Canelo. It doesn’t matter that Bivol or Beterbiev aren’t the biggest talkers. The mere fact that Canelo is taking a huge risk will generate huge interest in those fights.

If the Canelo-plant battle doesn’t happen in September, it won’t be a big deal. Fans are not very interested in this fight as Plant is not an upgrade from the opposition Canelo is facing.

Caleb Plant = Saunders 2.0

The overall opinion of Caleb Plant by some fans is that he is Saunders 2.0 with his fighting style. is reality, Plant is Saunders-esque, but with less size, mobility, ring IQ, strength and verbal skills.

If you’re Canelo, you might not like the idea of ​​paying Plante more than Saunders when it’s just a knock-off version of him. There’s no benefit to paying Canelo more for a lesser version of the same type of fighter.

Hearn isn’t saying whether Plant is valuing himself by seeking $10 million+ for the fight, but it’s rumored he wants that kind of money.

The problem with Canelo giving Plant that kind of cash is that he arguably doesn’t bring more to the table than Canelo’s recent opponents Billy Joe Saunders and Callum Smith. Saunders received $8 million while Smith received $6 million.

Planting $6 million would be a fair amount in the eyes of a lot of boxing fans. If Plant was a good trash-talker like Billy Joe, $8 million would have been reasonable, but he’s not. Plant appears sleepy during his interview, and he repeats himself from one interview to the next.

With Canelo still not fluent in English, it would be difficult if Plante were to show an interest in fighting. He might not be able to do that.

So it’s hard to imagine Plant paying the same money Saunders got when he wasn’t as good at getting fans excited as him.

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn will try to do something with Plant (21-0, 12 KO) over the next five days. If nothing happens by then, Canelo may have to move on as he looks to fight in September.

Canelo could rise to 175 for a BetterBeauty fight

Hearn says Canelo would not want to have a title defense for his 168-pound title in September. lvarez (56-1-2, 38 KO) wants to fight the champion, and there is only one way he can advance to 175 to face either IBF/WBC champion Artur Betterbiev or WBA champion Dmitry Bivol. Canelo won’t go back after winning 160, says Hearn.

It should come as no surprise that talks between Canelo and Plant are not bearing fruit. When Plant started talking about wanting $10 million, you knew there were going to be problems.

Caleb Plant Canelo Alvarez

“Negotiations are to be held in the next three, four or five days, and this needs to be gained momentum”Hearn said DAZN Boxing Show. “I don’t think there’s anything negative to say about it,” he said.

Canelo defeated WBO Super Middleweight Champion Saunders (30-1, 14 KO) last May by an eighth-round knockout to claim his third title at 168.

The last belt for Canelo to complete his collection is near the IBF Strap Holder Plant, which he expected to fight in September. But from what Hearn is saying, it appears that talks are not moving fast.

If it was a popular fighter that brings a lot to the table, it would be no big deal for Hearn to make a deal and give $10 million+ to an opponent.

“September is her date, you know, and If plant fight is not available Now and in December or whatever, I think Canelo’s mindset is: ‘I want to keep the momentum that I have right now.’

Obviously, a move up to 175 is also on the agenda for now. If that can’t be the undisputed fight,” Hearn said.

Canelo should probably start talks with BetterBev immediately and see that fight in September. If Canelo wants BetterBive (16-0, 16 KO) as his Plan-B option, he’ll have to let him know now.

You can’t tell a genius like BetterBev four weeks before a fight, ‘Yeah, I want to fight you ahead, but you have to be ready to go in four weeks.’

There would be no complaints from the boxing public if Hearn announced that Canelo would no longer fight Caleb Plante. If Hearn tells fans that Canelo is fighting BetterBev next, there will be cheers.

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