After defeating Billy Joe Saunders by TKO on Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, Canelo Alvarez now holds three of the four recognized world championships in the super middleweight division. That would seem to leave only one option for Alvarez’s next fight: a unification bout with IBF champion Caleb Plant.
Following his victory, Canelo was asked if Plant was indeed the next man up.
“That’s the plan,” Alvarez said in the ring. “That’s the plan, to go for the belt. I’m coming, man. I’m coming for the belt. I hope that fight is made easy and we give the fans that fight.”
That mirrors what Alvarez told CBS Sports before the fight.
“My personal goal is to unify the titles at 168 pounds,” Alvarez said. “Caleb Plant is the other champion and hopefully we can make that fight happen. We don’t know the [next] goal right now….