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Canelo Alvarez on verge of securing huge undisputed fight against Caleb Plant on September 18 in Las Vegas

CANELO ALVAREZ is on the verge of finalising his contract for his unification fight with Caleb Plant.

ESPN claims the Mexican legend is set to face the American in Las Vegas on September 18.

Canelo is close to finalising an historic fight for September 18
He will meet IBF champ Caleb Plant to unify the 168-pound division

And the winner will become the first undisputed 168-pound champion of the four-belt era.

Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) will defend his WBC, WBA and WBO belts in the clash.

Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) will put his IBF championship on the line as well.

The 31-year-old icon’s manager and trainer Eddy Reynoso plus promoter Eddie Hearn have been dealing with Plant’s representatives from Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions.

Alvarez previously announced that he aims to have four fights this year.

He stopped Turkey’s mandatory WBC contender Avni Yildirim after knocking him down in the third round back in February.

Then in May he thrilled a sold-out crowd in Texas at the AT&T Stadium when he beat then-WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders.

The Englishman suffered a broken orbital bone in the eighth round that forced his corner to throw in the towel ahead of the ninth.

Plant, 29, will head into the fight on the back of three straight title defences.

He won the IBF belt with a unanimous decision over Jose Uzcategui in January 2019.

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‘Sweet Hands’ then followed that up with victories over Mike Lee and Vincent Feigenbutz.

Plant then took on mandatory challenger Caleb Truax with a unanimous-decision triumph back in January.

Now he is set for his biggest and richest fight of his life against Canelo, who will be hoping to cement his status as the No1 pound-for-pound star on the planet.

 

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