Manny Pacquiao, Jake Paul, and Boxing Pros React to Canelo Alvarez’s Destruction of Caleb Plant

Published 11/07/2021, 1:20 AM EDT


The much-awaited boxing bout of 2021 between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant certainly lived up to the expectations created around it. Both the super-middleweight stalwarts came in with an alluring approach to keep the fans intrigued. However, it was Alvarez’s night as he secured a mammoth win and created history.

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The hype behind this contest was insane and the entire boxing community was keenly tracking this fight. As a result, umpteen stars and notable boxing personalities took it to Twitter to give their honest reactions on this bout.

Gervonta Davis wrote, “Canelo is me at 168..facts” 

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The Filipino Senator Manny Pacquiao congratulated Canelo over his blistering knockout win.

Congratulations to the pound for pound king, @canelo, on making boxing history as the first undisputed super middleweight champion ever. Plant put up a great fight but Canelo is just too good. Boxing is in great hands,” he wrote. 

The WBC lightweight champ, Devin Haney, took it to Twitter as well. ‘The Dream’ wrote, ”Canelo the best mf fighter in the world! Period”

The bigwig boxing personality, Teddy Atlas, had some sublime words for both Canelo and Plant. He tweeted, “Canelo finally put punches together! And Plant stayed close too much. Great effort by Plant however.”

The undisputed super-lightweight champ, Josh Taylor, too, sent a beautiful message to the p4p star.

He wrote, “Canelo was excellent tonight. Welcome to the club” 

Canelo’s rival and the modern-day boxing sensation, Jake Paul, too, reacted to his win.

He wrote, Thinking of signing Canelo to Most Valuable Promotions @MostVpromotions”

“Whatchyall think? He only has 1 loss”

 

Alongside these stars, countless fans and boxing purists took it to Twitter to congratulate Canelo on his exhilarating win.

Canelo Alvarez – The best super-middleweight of all time

Canelo Alvarez completely outclassed Caleb Plant in this bout. He attacked ‘Sweethands’ body from the first round itself. That said, he only maximized on the same in later rounds.

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Although Plant didn’t win this fight, he still showed heart and fought like a true champ. However, despite his best efforts, he could not deny Canelo the win.

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With an impressive technical display, Canelo has now become the first-ever super-middleweight champion. How would you rate Canelo’s performance on a scale of 1-10?

Watch this story – Event Highlights: Canelo Alvarez Knocks Out Caleb Plant in 11

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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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