Canelo Alvarez Sends a Chilling Message to Caleb Plant: ‘I’m Coming My Friend’

Published 05/09/2021, 12:35 AM EDT
May 7, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez flexes for the fans during weigh ins for his super middleweight boxing title fight against Billy Joe Saunders at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Canelo Alvarez proved his worth as the best super-middleweight in the world yet again. The multi-weight world champion showed his class with another victory, this time over fellow champion Billy Joe Saunders. Saul had a clear message for Caleb Plant after the fight.

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Alvarez and Saunders fought as the main event of an exciting card. Their fight lived up to expectations. The two champions treated fans to an incredibly technical fight. Alvarez won the bout thanks to a right uppercut which caused Saunders’ eye to swell.

May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Canelo Alvarez (teal trunks) and Billy Joe Saunders (blue green trunks) during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

After the fight, the 56-1-2 boxer spoke to Chris Mannix in his post-fight interview. About his next move, Alvarez addressed the Caleb Plant rumors. He said, “That’s the plan. That’s the plan to go for the belt. And, I’m coming man, I’m coming my friend.”

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This showed the champion’s eagerness to etch his name in boxing history. Alvarez also exhibited his desperation for the fight when he said, “I hope so. I hope that fight [is] made easy and then give the fans the first undisputed [super-middleweight champion] in the history.”

This comment showed that the champion is looking to etch his name in the history books, rather than picking easy fights.

When can Canelo Alvarez face Caleb Plant?

The P4P superstar, who had said he wanted to win all four belts by the end of the year, is on course to achieve this. However, as fans have seen many times in boxing, differences in timelines can stop a fight from happening. So when will Canelo Alvarez face Caleb Plant?

The American confirmed last week that he has recovered from an injury and is back in training. Moreover, he even said they were working towards facing Canelo in September. And given that Alvarez has fought in May, it would be a good timeline for both.

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NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 14: Caleb Sweethands Plant poses on stage during weigh-ins on February 14, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Caleb Plant will defend his super middleweight title against Vincent Feigenbutz of Germany Saturday February 15th at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Therefore, as of now, it appears the sport will have a new undisputed super-middleweight champion by September. Only time will tell if that is Canelo Alvarez or Caleb Plant.

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What do you make of these comments from Canelo Alvarez? Do you think he will be ready to face Plant by September?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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