IBF tremendous middleweight titleholder Caleb Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) has been ready for his huge profession second for a very long time.
He could get the prospect this September, if a deal is finalized for a full division unification in opposition to Mexican celebrity Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs), who final month unified the WBC, WBO, WBA titles with an eight spherical stoppage of Billy Joe Saunders.
“I am assured it may occur,” Plant mentioned Nashville Tennessean.
“Right here quickly our groups are going to sit down down and absolutely get issues ironed out so we can provide the followers what they need and get this huge struggle going.
“That is undoubtedly the closest we have gotten [to a bout with Canelo]. Folks ran off and made loopy tales about how shut issues have been earlier than, however we have by no means sat down on the desk earlier than to even negotiate.”
Plant was in motion earlier this 12 months, when he received a twelve spherical unanimous determination over obligatory challenger Caleb Truax.
Now residing in Las Vegas, Plant is hoping the competition lands in his new hometown.
“Vegas is opening up and we have the MGM right here and we have additionally acquired the Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium,” Plant mentioned. “To convey a struggle of that magnitude not solely to Las Vegas however to place it in Allegiant Stadium the place a struggle’s by no means been executed earlier than can be historical past. That will be legendary.”
Canelo’s sole profession defeat got here in September of 2013, in a one-sided determination loss to Floyd Mayweather.
The next 12 months, he additionally had bother in successful a detailed cut up determination over Erislandy Lara.
Plant has studied each of these fights very intently.
“I really feel like my peak, my attain, my athleticism are my strengths,” Plant mentioned.
“I’ve all of the boxing IQ on this planet. When he fought Floyd, when he fought Lara, I do not struggle similar to Floyd and I do not struggle similar to Lara, however I possess a whole lot of the identical athleticism if no more. I possess a whole lot of the identical boxing IQ. These are issues which have given him bother and I really feel like I can capitalize from them additionally.”