Canelo-Plant negotiations break down

Canelo Alvarez’s hopes of becoming undisputed super-middleweight champion appear to moving further from reality, with ESPN reporting that negotiations with IBF 168lbs champion Caleb Plant have broken down.

A deal was reportedly close for the pair to meet on September 18 in Las Vegas, live on Fox pay-per-view. At the eleventh hour, talks have collapsed due to disagreements in the contract.

The contract was passed back and forth between Canelo’s team and Caleb Plant representatives over the weekend, and after multiple contractual requests, the deal collapsed, say ESPN sources.