Super-middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez is set to defend his WBC, WBA and WBO titles against Caleb Plant this weekend and we have all the details you need to know.
Plant will also have his IBF crown on the line, with the two men looking to become the first-ever undisputed world champion at 168 pounds.
The Mexican Alvarez will be looking to go one step further than boxing great Joe Calzaghe, who also held 3 titles in the weight class.
Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming fight between Alvarez and Plant, which is now only a few days away:
UPDATE November 6th: How Canelo’s opponents look before and after fighting him ahead of Caleb Plant showdown.
UPDATE November 4th: Following a spicy press conference, Timothy Bradley Jr has now made his KO prediction ahead of Canelo vs Plant!
UPDATE November 3rd: David Benavidez has given his opinion about the forthcoming clash between Canelo and Plant. We are just a few days away from fight night and the tension is building!
UPDATE November 2nd: Danny Garcia believes Canelo’s clash with Plant is a 50-50 fight – but says the Mexican is the No.1 pound-for-pound boxer on the planet for a reason.
UPDATE October 30th: Canelo is looking in the shape of his life a week ahead of Caleb Plant fight!
UPDATE October 28th: Things are heating up and it looks like Plant has fired back at Mike Tyson after he claimed Canelo was going to knock him out!
UPDATE October 26th: Andre Ward has backed Caleb Plant to pull off a major upset over Canelo Alvarez.
UPDATE October 20th: Boxing fans can now finally see what fighters will be on the undercard for this fight.
UPDATE October 18th: Canelo has already started the mind games in the build-up to the fight, claiming that he thinks it might be an easy victory.
Speaking on Brian Custer’s ‘The Last Stand Podcast’, Canelo said: “It’s going to be, I think, maybe a little easy for me.
“I’m way different now, a way different fighter, so we will see November 6th. I can’t wait.”
UPDATE October 9th: If Canelo can beat Plant, will he move on to Kamaru Usman next?
UPDATE 22nd September: Dana White blasts Showtime after Canelo vs Plant brawl
UFC president Dana White tears into Showtime after Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant’s chaotic first face-off ahead of their fight in November.
Slow-motion footage of the press conference brawl shows that both fighters were protecting their knuckles.
UPDATE 21st September: Canelo lands solid punch on Plant during press conference brawl!
UPDATE 14th September: Footage of Canelo demonstrating his terrifying power in training has emerged on social media!
UPDATE 9th September: Who is the favourite?
The fight has been confirmed for Saturday 6th November 2021 and will be taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UK Start Time
As the fight is happening in the US, fans watching in the UK can expect Alvarez vs Plant to start around 5 am on Sunday morning.
It will be shown live on FOX PPV in the US, and BT Sport Box Office will be carrying the PPV event in the United Kingdom.
Here is the latest on who will be fighting on the card:
- Andre Dirrell vs. Marcos Hernandez
- Rey Vargas vs. Leonardo Baez
- Elvis Rodríguez vs. Juan Pablo Romero
- Jose Manuel Gomez vs Jose Antonio Meza
- Joselito Velazquez vs Gilberto Mendoza
- Rances Barthelemy vs Gustavo David Vittori
- Jan Salvatierra vs Fernando Diaz
- Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant
What happened at the Canelo vs Plant press conference?
As the build-up to the fight increased, there was a crazy press conference between Canelo and Plant recently.
In short, Canelo gave Plant a cut to his face when things turned sour and a brawl emerged.
The pair exchanged words back and forth as they came face-to-face on stage and that is the moment things got really heated.
It looked like Plant took things too far with what he was saying, and Canelo reacted by shoving the American boxer.
Plant then took his turn to respond by swinging his fists at the Mexican, who dodged the punch with perfect timing.
As he does so perfectly in the ring, Canelo countered with a punch of his own, which left Plant with damage under his eye.
Canelo is currently the favourite to win the contest at 1/10.
Plant, the clear underdog for the bout, has been priced at 11/2 to win against Canelo.
The odds for an unlikely draw currently stand at 25/1.
Credit to SkyBet for the odds
Boxing fans can purchase fight night tickets directly from the MGM Grand Garden Arena website.
The seats in the stands are on sale already but the floor arrangement for the event is not known at this time.
- Alvarez enters the fight with a 56-1-2 record, with 38 of those wins coming via KO
- Plant enters the contest with a 21-0-0 record, with 12 of those wins coming via KO
Canelo vs Plant will be broadcast in the UK on BT Sport Box Office. Those who wish to watch will have to pay £19.95 to do so.
The action starts from 12am UK time on Saturday and is expected to end between 4am-5am.
If you want to live-stream the action on your laptop, mobile or tablet, you can do so via the BT Sport website or via the BT Sport app – just make sure you have purchased the fight beforehand.
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