Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant Undercard: Preview and Predictions

Published 10/19/2021, 7:00 AM EDT

Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant will square off on November 6 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Both these men will lock horns for an undisputed super-middleweight title fight. This contest is one of the most intriguing bouts of 2021 and stakes are high because it’s a Canelo Alvarez fight.


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That said, this bout will gain massive attention from fans and fighters around the world for obvious reasons. As if the main event wasn’t enough, fans have now been given information about the equally enticing undercard for this high-voltage event.


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As a result, here we look and analyze these fights to figure out who comes on top.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant: A look at the undercard bouts

1) Anthony Dirrell vs Marcos Hernandez – Super middleweight

Anthony Dirrell will collide with Marcos Hernandez on November 6. Despite not being in the limelight, the duo has been active with their boxing stints. Dirrell displays a sublime track record of 33-2-2. Moreover, 24 of his wins have arrived via T/KO.

On the other hand, Hernandez displays a record of 15-4-2 with just 3T/KO finishes. ‘Madman’ is not a finisher, but he likes to turn the tide in his favor by taking his fights to the distance.

However, Dirrell, with his experience, can easily vanquish the young gun to come out on top.

Prediction: Anthony Dirrell wins by T/KO in round 5. 

2) Rey Vargas vs Leonardo Baez – Super bantamweight

The undefeated and former WBC super bantamweight champ, Rey Vargas will finally appear inside the ring after two years. His record stands at 34 wins, with 22 coming via T/KO. His long hiatus may prove problematic against Baez, who has fought 4 times this year.


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Baez has a normal track record of 21 wins and 4 losses. As he’s actively looking to go big in the super-bantamweight roster, a win over Rey Vargas will help him gain tremendous fame. If he wins, he will head into 2022 on a four-fight win streak.

Prediction: Leonardo Baez wins via unanimous decision. 

3) Elvis Rodriguez vs Juan Pablo Romero – Super lightweight


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The sensational Elvis Rodriguez will storm into the ring to capture fans’ attention on the Alvarez vs Plant undercard. For now, his resume comprises 11 wins, 1 loss, and a draw. Also, a whopping 10 of his wins have arrived via T/KO. On November 6, he’ll have a massive challenge in hand to beat the undefeated and slightly experienced Juan Pablo Romero.

Romero has 14 wins under his belt, with 9 coming by the way of T/KO. That said, both these men are finishers. However, based on experience and form, we will back Romero to beat Rodriguez.


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Prediction: Juan Pablo Romero wins by T/KO in round 4. 

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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.