Canelo Alvarez next fight expected to be Caleb Plant to become undisputed super-middleweight king after Saunders win

CANELO ALVAREZ has targeted an undisputed title fight with Caleb Plant after beating Billy Joe Saunders.

The Mexican superstar stopped Brit Saunders in right round in Texas in a unification bout.

Canelo Alvarez celebrates his win against Saunders
Caleb Plant appears to be Canelo’s next opponent

He added the WBO title to his WBC and WBA collection as has just Plant’s IBF strap to collect.

With super-middleweight supremacy just one win away, Canelo confirmed his next fight will be against Plant.

He said: “I said the fight would develop, but it was not as difficult as I expected and I improve day by day.

“I was winning round by round, I told you my fight would develop six or seven rounds.

I think I broke his cheek and I knew he wouldn’t come out. I told Eddy ‘he’s not coming out because I broke his cheek’.

I have the best trainer, here’s Eddy, he tells me, I prepare, do this and I do it.

“The plan is to go for the other belt [Caleb Plant owns], I’m coming. I hope so.”

Saunders’ right eye was so badly damaged he was unable to continue fighting.

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Canelo, 30, said: “I knew the fight would develop from round eight and I know that I improve every day.

“He was not winning any of the rounds, not at all, I was winning round-by-round. I was adjusting very quickly.

“I knew it, I think I broke his cheek and I knew he would not come out. I told his corner he would not come out because I broke his cheek.”

Canelo Alvarez retained his status as boxing’s No1

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