Ringside Video Reveals What Caleb Plant Said to Canelo Alvarez Before Getting Knocked Out

Published 11/08/2021, 1:29 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


Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant slugged it out on Saturday night. Both fighters left the ring with a newfound respect for each other while Canelo Alvarez also walked out with another belt and etched his name in history. The fight almost went the distance as the electric crowd cheered on every single punch Canelo connected with.

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A ringside video taken by a fan reveals the moment where Canelo and Plant start talking. The two fighters have a conversation mid-fight during the ninth round of the fight. Plant starts it off by saying, “This a good fight right here”. Canelo responds by saying, “I like it”. Plant continued, “I respect your skills”.

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Which prompted a savage reply from the Mexican champion, “I know’, Canelo replied. Talk about confidence. However, Plant wanted him to know he was pretty good too, “I’m pretty good for 21-0”. For the entire duration of the conversation, the two fighters didn’t land a single punch. They just kept faking and moving.

After a while, the crowd started wondering why they weren’t fighting and so the boos started echoing around the arena. As soon as the two fighters heard the boos, they went back to work and exchanged a few punches. Canelo then put on a dominant late-round display to secure an 11th round KO win over Caleb Plant.

Canelo Alvarez makes history on November 6th

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez etched his name into the history books as he became the first-ever ‘undisputed’ super-middleweight champion. This is yet another milestone in his journey that began a little over 15 years ago in Mexico, when he turned professional at the age of 15, knocking grown men out.

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Canelo also became the only Latin-American to become ‘undisputed’ world champion in the four-belt era. He is now just the sixth person in boxing history to become ‘undisputed’ world champion.

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Is Canelo the greatest fighter of this era? Who do you think Canelo Alvarez should fight next? Who will give the Mexican his biggest challenge? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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