Boxing Pound for pound king Saul Canelo Alvarez has called off his September fight date after failing to reach an agreement with IBF Super middleweight champion Caleb Plant and has now shifted his return date to a date in November.
The Reigning WBC WBA WBO super middleweight champion has always tried his best to fight on the Mexican Independence Day September 18 which unfortunately will not happen this year. Canelo made plans early for the date but his failure to secure an opponent for the date will see him wait a little longer before making his return.
Canelo’s head trainer Eddy Reynoso and Match Room Boss Eddie Hearn revealed the information on social media and also inform everyone, Canelo is putting in all efforts ahead of a possible return in November.
Canelo was believed to be in talks with IBF Champion Caleb Plant after his successful unification of of the WBO WBC WBA 168 pound titles with a stoppage victory over Billy Joe Saunders in May. Talks with Plant seemed to be making positive progress and a deal seemed really closed before things went south.
Canelo’s appearance on the Mexican Independence Day would have marked the first time fighting in the date since outpointing former Middleweight king Gennady Golovkin back in 2018. In 2019, Canelo couldn’t fight on that date and had to shift his bout to November 2, when he knocked out Sergey Kovalev in the eleventh round to win a light heavyweight world title.
That victory marked the last time the Mexican fought under the Golden Boy Promotions Banner. Canelo dragged the promotion to court with a multi million dollar lawsuit which lasted till November last year before it’s resolution. Canelo has since fought thrice, first winning a 12 round Unanimous decision over the previously unbeaten WBA titlist Callum Smith and by doing so won the Vacant WBC 168 pound title and thereby, officially becoming a four division titlist
Canelo then knocked out the WBC mandatory challenger Anvi Yildirim in three rounds back February at the Hard Rock Casino before knocking out formerly unbeaten WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders in May to lay claim of three titles out of four in the division.