REPORTS: Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant Receives a Potential Date and Venue

Published 05/11/2021, 3:07 PM EDT


Following a dominant win over Billy Joe Saunders, P4P king, Canelo Alvarez will probably face the IBF super-middleweight champion in Caleb Plant to unify all the 168 lbs titles.

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Alvarez has bagged the WBO belt from Saunders and has added it alongside his WBC, WBA, Ring Magazine titles. Hence he is just one more title away from being the undisputed unified super middleweight champion.

To attain the stature, Alvarez will have to face an unbeaten champion in Caleb Plant. While the Mexican star has had two fights this year already, he is targeting his third in September.

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Canelo Alvarez is now a free agent and has staged 3 successful events with Matchroom Promotions since fighting Callum Smith in December 2020.

Hence, he further wants to continue working with the UK-based company and Eddie Hearn has offered an update on Alvarez’s next possible fight.

Combat reporter Michael Benson took to social media in a bid to reveal Eddie Hearn’s statement regarding the potential 168 lbs clash.

Per the tweet, Matchroom will begin the process this week. The event can eventually happen on September 18th at the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. However, the talks are yet to meet fruition and there’s a lot of work to be done.

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The 28-year-old Caleb Plant had his 3rd successful title defense against Caleb Truax on January 30th, and he claimed the win via UD in a lopsided show.

He is 21-0 as a professional boxer with 12 KOs under his belt. However, will still be the underdog against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant Preview

The 4-division world champion appears invincible at this stage and is running through the active elites to expand his legacy. After ending his long lay-off from the ring in December against Callum Smith, Alvarez has had two title fights and has won both via stoppage.

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Therefore, the 6’1” orthodox boxer will clearly have to walk an extra mile to land the upset. He is a hard-hitter and has commendable footwork. However, Alvarez has broken every technique on his way to the top. Only a miraculous performance can stop him now.

How do you see the fight going down between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb ‘Sweet Hands’ Plant?

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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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