Who Are Canelo Alvarez’s Sparring Partners for the Caleb Plant Fight?

Published 10/28/2021, 11:57 PM EDT
Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) and Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports


Canelo Alvarez is currently training for his fight against Caleb Plant, which will decide the inaugural undisputed super-middleweight champion of the world. Alvarez is working hard to ensure he comes out with his hand raised on this historic night.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant during a face-off before a press conference ahead of their super middleweight fight on November 6 at The Beverly Hilton on September 21, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ahead of his fight, Canelo revealed the two fighters that he used as his sparring partners to prepare for Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant. Let’s take a look at Canelo’s sparring partners.

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Canelo Alvarez sparring partners for the Caleb Plant fight

In an interview with Brian Custer, Canelo Alvarez revealed the two fighters he brought on to his camp. The unified super-middleweight champion said (via a translator), “He has sparred with Ronald and Rashidi Ellis. They are both brothers and they have been with him during this training camp.”

May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Canelo Alvarez (teal trunks) and Billy Joe Saunders (blue green trunks) during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Who is Ronald Ellis?

Ronald Ellis is a 32-year-old super-middleweight with a record of 17 wins, 2 losses, and two draws. Ellis most recently fought former WBC champion, David Benavidez, earlier this year. ‘Akeem’ lost by way of TKO in the 11th round of their WBC super middleweight eliminator.

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Who is Rashidi Ellis? 

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Rashidi ‘Speedy’ Ellis is the younger brother of Ronald Ellis. Rashidi Ellis in his own right is a top welterweight prospect with 23 wins and 0 losses. A 28-year-old welterweight prospect with championship ambitions, ‘Speedy’ is signed by ‘Golden Boy Promotions’.

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Will Canelo make history and become the first undisputed Super-middleweight champion of the world, or will Caleb Plant derail his ambitions and write his name in the history books as the second man to beat Canelo Alvarez?

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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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