“I Gave Plant Two Rounds, Three Rounds”- Eddie Hearn Reflects on Canelo Alvarez’s Undisputed Super-Middleweight Title Win

Published 11/10/2021, 7:00 AM EST
Nov 6, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Canelo Alvarez (gold/white trunks) and Caleb Plant (white/gray trunks) box during their undisputed super middleweight world championship boxing match at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


Despite being Canelo Alvarez’s promoter, Eddie Hearn wasn’t seen in person at the Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant fight. While the Alvarez-Hearn pair can work once again in the future, the Matchroom Kingpin reflected his opinion on the P4P king’s latest performance. He also praised ‘Sweethands’.

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Though Hearn praised Caleb Plant and acknowledged his capabilities, he ridiculed the former IBF champion for lacking enough will in the clash.

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Eddie Hearn connected with iFL TV after the fight and said, “I just don’t feel that he [Plant] really truly believed he could win the fight. And when you go back to the verbal exchanges that you saw. I think it was in the night I thought it was, I didn’t feel that Plant was in there with lots of conviction to win. I know it’s his style. But it’s just that you have got to really be able to punch against Canelo Alvarez.”

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“I gave Plant two rounds, three rounds, maybe. And he boxed nicely. Listen, he is a great mover, he is a good fighter. But from the naked eye, from where I was, he was never in the fight. He was never winning the fight.”

Despite that, Canelo Alvarez himself hailed his rival, Caleb Plant, for putting on a good fight. Plant was chasing Alvarez close on the scorecard till the fight lasted. Nevertheless, Alvarez shot haymakers in round 11 to win via TKO.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant can set the road for many new matchups

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P4P king Alvarez has beaten every single super middleweight kingpin in his path. He will clearly lack competition in the division. However, he won’t face a deficit in finding opponents. Starting from middleweight to light heavyweight divisions, umpteen A-listers have desired to trade shots with the P4P King.

Nov 5, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Canelo Alvarez weighs in for his super middleweight championship boxing match against Caleb Plant (not pictured) at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

If that’s not enough, IBF and Ring Cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis has also called out Canelo Alvarez. All these factors assure a hectic journey ahead for the P4P king, who is targeting a return by mid-2022.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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