Trainer Predicts Canelo Alvarez to Create History Against Caleb Plant

Published 10/06/2021, 4:28 PM EDT
May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez celebrates defeating Billy Joe Saunders during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant are now all set to go fight for the super middleweight throne. This 168 lbs bout will determine the sixth undisputed champion in all weight classes on November 6.

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Alvarez is currently the p4p king and holds the WBC, WBO and WBA super-middleweight titles. Caleb Plant’s IBF belt is the last piece of the puzzle. If the Mexican champ can get past Plant, coach Eddy Reynoso believes he will make history.

Reynoso recently shared in an interview that he understands the true magnitude of this event and says if Canelo unlocks the IBF title, he will become the first ever Mexican undisputed boxing champion.

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Yes, it’s something very important as I’ve said. Of all the years that there have been in Mexican boxing, of all the champions in Latin America, there has never been an undisputed champion.

So, I believe the importance of this fight, the magnitude of the entire event, the importance of having one single fighter unify all the belts, I think that it’s not easy.

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“It’s a result of years of work and it’s crystallizing, it’s great that we have the opportunity to do that on Nov 6,” said Eddy Reynoso.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant: The rivalry

After a series of mix-ups in negotiations, the Mexican champion is now all set to fight Caleb Plant on November 6 at the MGM Grand, LV Nevada.

These 12 rounds are extremely critical for both fighters. This four-belt unification bout between the two champions will establish the first undisputed champ at 168.

May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez celebrates defeating Billy Joe Saunders during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

In nearly a month’s time, both champions will head into battle to secure the undisputed champion tag. This is the base reason why there is so much tension between both corners; however, this whole rivalry kicked off initially because of disagreements and adjustments during the negotiations.

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However, this is not just a rivalry anymore. It has escalated to a whole new level at the recent press conference. Caleb Plant called the Mexican champ a “motherf****r” during the face-off. That did not sit well with Canelo, who inferred it as a shot at his own mother.

NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 15: Caleb Plant of United States poses with his championship belt after defeating Vincent Feigenbutz of Germany in their IBF world super middleweight championship bout at Bridgestone Arena on February 15, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Plant defeats Feigenbutz by TKO during the tenth round. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Alvarez initiated a brawl during the press conference by pushing his opponent. This led to Caleb Plant launching a left hook at him, and within a split second, Canelo landed a two-punch combination that even caused a slight cut under Plant’s eye.

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Only time will tell if and how this rivalry will come to an end.

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused his passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the sweet science, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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