Canelo Alvarez Vs. Caleb Plant Unification Bout Called Off
The road to undisputed seems to be a dead-end (at least for now). First reported by Mike Coppinger the proposed Super-Middleweight unification fight between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant is dead in the water. Plant said the fight fell apart due to Canelo’s “ridiculous requests”. One request was that should Plant be unable to compete then Canelo would still earn his full amount of $40 Million (career-high), while if Canelo were unable to fight then Plant would be contractually obligated to wait until he can fight.
Plant to his credit seemed to want the fight badly. One reason could be he was set to receive his largest payday to date of $10 million. Another reason is that a win against Canelo would vault him into superstar status. According to Plant, he gave Canelo everything he was asking for and more to make the fight happen. Canelo was given a portion of the PPV sales, as well as the live gate. He was also given Mexican TV rights in addition to the $40 million, and his Hennessy sponsorship. A rematch clause was added late in negotiations, despite both sides initially agreeing there would not be one.
Whatever the reason with just 6 weeks before the September 18 date, both fighters are left scrambling for opponents. We will keep you updated as the situation unfolds.