Eddy Reynoso, trainer and manager of Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, says his team will do everything possible to finalize a fight with IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant.
Canelo, who hold the WBC, WBA, WBO world titles at 168, wants to unify the entire weight class in September.
Back in May, Canelo stopped unbeaten Billy Joe Saunders to unify three of the major titles at super middleweight. Plant holds the last remaining belt in the undisputed puzzle.
“We know that Plant is handled by [Premier Boxing Champions founder Al] Haymon. We are going to have talks with him to figure out what the plan is there, we are willing to do whatever it takes to make the fight happen, it is an interesting fight,” Reynoso told TUDN.
“It is a fight where all the titles will be unified. Caleb Plant has been showing many things [in the ring] and we are ready to negotiate Canelo’s next fight.”
If Canelo overcomes the challenge of Plant and unifies the entire weight class, then he may consider a return to the light heavyweight limit of 175.
Canelo moved up to 175 back in 2019 and knocked out Sergey Kovalev for the WBO world title. He would later vacate the belt and drop down to 168.
At 175, there are two big fights in the weight class – WBC, IBF champion Artur Beterbiev and WBA champion Dmitry Bivol.
“So if we sweep 168 pounds, I would like for us to go to 175, where there is Beterbiev, Bivol and we can go fight them. We want the challenges. At first it was 160, then 168 and then 175 pounds. Let’s see how it works out, let’s see how Canelo’s body behaves and then we can see what we’ll do at 175 pounds,” Reynoso said.