Canelo Alvarez Ecstatic to Fight Caleb Plant and Errol Spence Jr.

Published 12/18/2020, 2:19 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will take on Callum Smith on December 19, Saturday. This will be an electrifying battle for the Mexican boxer to conclude the year. His fans want him to take up more sturdy challenges post this fight. In his pre-fight conversation with Fight Hub TV, Canelo shed some light on Callum Smith as his upcoming opponent, and probable elite battles with Caleb Plant or Errol Spence Jr.

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Responding to a question on a fight with Caleb Plant, Alvarez, via a translator, said, “Oh we were in serious conversations with them but it didn’t happen, but fortunately as well because this other one happened. He’s the number one. So in the future, it probably happens because that is our campaigns to unify all the titles and obviously he holds one of the titles. So that fight could probably happen.”

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Not just Plant, but Canelo has his eyes set on the Errol Spence Jr. fight too. “Well, obviously it’s a very interesting fight. Errol Spence is a great fighter and obviously, if he wants to go up in weight then that would be a big fight,” he said.

It would intrigue one and all to see who the Mexican boxer is keen to take on next once he gets past Smith this Saturday.

Caleb Plant or Errol Spence Jr.? Who is an ideal contender for Canelo Alvarez?

Saul is a veteran and a household name in the sport of boxing. Over the years he has become a fan-favorite by demolishing his fellow opponents. For a major chunk of his career, Alvarez has entered every fight with an upper hand. But, will he ever put his brilliance to test against Caleb Plant or Errol Spence Jr?

In the aforementioned interview, Canelo looked keen on booking a fight with either of the two. However, he looked pretty firm on going up next against Caleb Plant, who holds the IBF super-middleweight title. He said that this fight could ‘probably’ happen.

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NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 15: Caleb Plant celebrates after defeating Vincent Feigenbutz of Germany in their IBF world super middleweight championship bout at Bridgestone Arena on February 15, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Plant defeated Feigenbutz by TKO during the tenth round. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Regarding the fight with Errol Spence Jr., he added that it can only happen if the American boxer moves up to fit his category. ‘The Truth’ currently fights in the welterweight division and holds WBC and IBF titles.

Considering Canelo’s current weight and performance, a fight with Caleb Plant will definitely be worth a watch. Does Caleb Plant possess the audacity to stun Alvarez? Can a fight with Errol Spence Jr. ever be on the cards for Canelo?

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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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