Eddie Hearn, head of promoter Matchroom Boxing, said the only fight that makes sense for WBO, WBA and WBC middleweight champion Saul Alvarez after defeating Billy Joe Saunders is with IBF titleholder Caleb Plant.
“This is the only fight. First, I want to thank everyone in the audience for coming today and breaking the attendance record. It was incredible. Thanks to Jerry Jones and the AT&T team.
The fight with Plant is the only one that needs to be organized. I hope Caleb thinks the same. I know you saw him in a recent interview where he didn’t talk very much about Canelo. But we want boxing to continue to have great times. Alvarez could become the first Mexican undisputed world champion in the middleweight title. This is a fight that needs to be arranged in September, “said Eddie Hearn.
Recall that Hearn also explained why Saunders refused to continue the fight with Alvarez after the eighth round.