“Nobody Beats Him”: Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Picks Canelo Alvarez to Vanquish Caleb Plant

Published 08/24/2021, 10:30 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


The official confirmation of Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant for all four super-middleweight titles has allured many to believe that ‘Sweethands’ can bring misfortune for Alvarez’s impeccable run. However, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. has full faith in his fellow countryman. Often dubbed as ‘the Greatest Mexican boxer’, Chavez Sr. comfortably predicted an Alvarez win.

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‘JC’ expressed his respect for Caleb Plant. However, he didn’t pose any favor to the American star for the upcoming in-ring affair. The veteran boxer connected with Little Giant Boxing and provided his honest opinion on the super middleweight title unification clash between Plant and Alvarez.

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Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. said, “It’s a fight that will be complicated the first few rounds. But I think Canelo will impose his boxing skills. His strength and he’s gonna end the night winning. I don’t know if by decision or KO but Canelo will win.”

“I have seen Caleb Plant fight. He is a good fighter. But he is not a fighter that can beat Canelo [Alvarez]. I think Canelo is in his prime right now. Nobody beats him! Canelo is gonna retain all his titles.” 

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As Canelo Alvarez has done enough to earn people’s belief and, ‘JC’ claims aren’t really shocking. Coming across two of the best super middleweight champions in six months, the P4P king can rightly be the first man to hold all four belts at 168 lbs. Meanwhile, undefeated IBF champion Caleb Plant might be the one to land a shocking upset. Here are more details about the fight.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant- The Top of 168 lbs

The WBA, WBC, WBO, and Ring super-middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez, and the IBF titleholder, Caleb Plant, will put all the belts on the line in a potential fight that can happen on November 6. The official declaration isn’t out yet. However, both sides seem to have agreed on the deal and can lock horns by the end of this year.

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The result will be lucrative for several other fighters, who are aiming to have their chance to take on the P4P king Canelo Alvarez. That said, Alvarez can also opt to explore through the other weight classes after/if conquers the 168 lbs landscape.

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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