A deal has been agreed to for a final elimination fight between super middleweights Caleb Plant (17-0, 10 KOs), 25, of Las Vegas, and Rocky Fielding (26-1, 14 KOs), 30, of England. The fight was scheduled to go to a purse bid on Tuesday but the camps notified the IBF on Monday that a deal was reached and the IBF notified all of its registered promoters that the purse bid has been canceled. The camps told the IBF the fight would take place on July 28 in Los Angeles, meaning it would be on the undercard of the lightweight world title unification fight between Mikey Garcia and Robert Easter Jr. that is being finalized as a Showtime main event on that date at the Staples Center. The Plant-Fielding winner would become the mandatory challenger for titlist James DeGale (24-2-1, 14 KOs), who first has an obligation to fight interim titlist Jose Uzcategui (27-2, 23 KOs).
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