Canelo Alvarez next fight: Mexican targets Caleb Plant unification fight

Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez owns three of the four major super-middleweight titles and is looking to add more to his outstanding haul. 

Super-middleweight world titlist Alvarez added the WBO title to his WBA, WBC and Ring magazine belts collection following a stoppage win over Billy Joe Saunders at The AT&T Stadium on Saturday night.

The 30-year-old Mexican now has IBF super-middleweight champion Caleb Plant firmly in his sights. 

"That's the plan," Canelo said to DAZN. "That's the plan to go for the belt and I'm coming, man. I'm coming, my friend!"

As regular readers of this column will know, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise to boxing fans.

Plant, the 28-year-old super-middleweight champion, has previously said he would be interested in a unification fight with Canelo at some point later this year. 

Canelo (56-1-2, 38 KO's) registered the 56th victory of his career by systematically breaking down Saunders, who retired on his stool after taking a heavy blow to his right eye in the eighth round.

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He now intends to unify the super-middleweight division before the end of the year - although he refused to rule out the possibility of a third fight against Gennady Golovkin.

However, it seems like Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn has other plans for the Mexican. 

"It's the only fight," Hearn added. "Hopefully, Caleb Plant feels the same way."

Either way, Canelo has already fought twice in 2021, and it appears he is planning to stay active. GIVEMESPORT has Canelo ranked as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

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