PPV not a good idea for Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant, says Eddie Hearn
The Matchroom Sports president is looking to bring together Alvarez and Plant for an undisputed super middleweight fight in September 2021.
While speaking on the Ak & Barak show, Hearn said: “We will make an offer to Caleb Plant through the PBC to do that fight in September. I expect a reciprocal offer for Canelo Alvarez to do that fight on FOX.”
Hearn is adamant that the continuous run of upcoming PPV events may soon start getting massively affected due to the saturation in the marketplace.
“Last night you had a pay-per-view (Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul), next week you have Teofimo (Lopez) against (George) Kambosos on Triller, that’s going to be a tough sell. Then, coming up the week after, you have Gervonta Davis against (Mario) Barrios. Now, as big of a star as Davis is, my goodness is that a tough sell,” the renowned promoter remarked.
“Then, possibly a couple of weeks later, you got (Tyson) Fury against (Deontay) Wilder. Then you’ve got (Manny) Pacquiao against (Errol) Spence three weeks after that. Then one week after that, you’ve got Jake Paul against (Tyron) Woodley. Then a week after that, you want to do Canelo Alvarez against Caleb Plant. I’m very, very concerned about pay-per-view numbers in general,” he added.