Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant Talks Revived – November 2021 Timeline a Possibility

Published 08/07/2021, 2:29 AM EDT
May 7, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez blows kisses to 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


A few days back, it was reported that the undisputed fight talks between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant had fallen through. The pair were all set to battle each other out to settle the debate regarding the best super-middleweight on the planet. Unfortunately, because of some external factors, this bout couldn’t materialize. However, the talks between the two have reignited and the fans are excited.

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Alvarez has a powerful urge of attaining all the 168-pound world titles. That said, in his strong pursuit of the same, the P4P star vanquished several opponents at this weight class. However, as his ultimate test lies in facing the IBF champ Plant, his team will look to finalize this bout by any means.

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Recently, Lance Pugmire reported the news of talk revival between the two teams. He tweeted, “Canelo Alvarez has renewed talks with Caleb Plant for a first-ever four-belt unification bout at 168 pounds in November, Alvarez’s trainer-manager Eddy Reynoso tells The Athletic. Story coming soon.”

Over the past few days, Alvarez and his team were in talks to stage a September 18 fight with WBA light-heavyweight champ, Dmitry Bivol. However, there were mammoth concerns about this bout happening at the 168-frame as Bivol fights at light-heavyweight.

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Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant – One of the biggest 168-pound fights

The Alvarez vs Plant fight holds immense responsibilities to shape up the super-middleweight roster. Moreover, it has the ability to open the way for more such exuberant encounters.

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)

Also, as Plant holds is undefeated, this contest could be Alvarez’s sternest test at 168 lbs. That said, both the fighters will bring in their attractive profiles in this fight and they will look to claim the win and attain glory. This unquestionably makes this fight one of the biggest 168-pound fights. Hence, it will be interesting to see if the two teams come to a positive conclusion soon.

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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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