Caleb Plant Nationality: Is He Mexican?

Published 11/05/2021, 9:12 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 20: Caleb Plant prepares for his IBF super middleweight title fight against Mike Lee at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Plant retained his title with a third-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Caleb Plant will storm into the boxing ring this weekend to lock horns with arch-rival, Canelo Alvarez. This is the biggest fight of ‘Sweethands’s career, as it holds all the super-middleweight titles on the line. That said, the IBF super-middleweight champ is completely in for this fight and he’s looking ahead to leaving the ring with all the titles to his name.

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Both the fighters are hungry to register their name in the history books and bring the super-middleweight golds to their country. But do you know about the nationality of Caleb Plant and Canelo Alvarez?

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Talking about ‘Sweethands’, he was born in Ashland City, Tennessee, in the USA. That said, his nationality is American and Plant is a true localite.

Moving on, let’s deep dive into Alvarez’s background and more.

Where is Canelo Alvarez from?

Canelo Alvarez is the pride of Mexico and he’s undoubtedly the best fighter in modern times from this beautiful country. He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on July 18, 1990.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority-decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

What language does Canelo Alvarez speak?

Canelo predominantly speaks Spanish, and he always has a translator to translate his statements in English for a majority of the fanbase.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez will challenge WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for his titles at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

However, the p4p star tries to speak in English many times and he always looks to connect with the American audience as his fights always take place in the States.

Canelo Alvarez family

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Canelo Alvarez’s mother’s name is Ana Marie Barragan and his father’s name is Santos Alvarez. The Mexican boxer is a father to four children. He has three daughters, named daughters Emily Cinnamon Alvarez, Maria Fernanda Álvarez, Mia Ener Alvarez, and a son Saul Adiel Alvarez.

 

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Moving on, the boxing bigwig married his longtime girlfriend, Fernanda Gomez, earlier this year in a private ceremony. Prior to getting married, Alvarez beat Billy Joe Saunders to strengthen his position in the super-middleweight roster.

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That said, he secured a win inside the ring and tied the knot with Fernanda Gomez spectacularly. Chiefly, Alvarez will look to produce something similar in his Saturday night outing against Plant as well.

Watch this story – Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant Final Press Conference Highlights

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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