WATCH: Canelo Alvarez Hits the Golf Course to Celebrate Victory Over Caleb Plant

Published 11/09/2021, 6:59 AM EST


A couple of days ago, Canelo Alvarez sent Caleb Plant crashing into the canvas to become the undisputed super-middleweight world champion in boxing. It is a title Alvarez has never held before, so it was a fruitful victory for the pound for pound king of boxing. After the bout, the Mexican celebrated his victory in the best way he could. 

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Alvarez vs Plant was a hugely anticipated fight for various reasons. A lot was at stake and Plant entered the fight without a single loss in his professional career. However, he was outlasted by Alvarez in front of a packed crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Canelo Alvarez came into the fight with intentions of punishing Plant and he did just that. An 11th round TKO ensured that the Mexican reigned supreme in his division and unified all the four belts in his weight category. 

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“It means so much to me, for the history of Mexico, to be an undisputed champion,” Alvarez said after the win. “My respect to Caleb Plant. He’s a very difficult fighter with a lot of ability. I do respect the fighter.”

Canelo Alvarez celebrates his victory by hitting the links 

It is no secret that Canelo Alvarez likes to hit the golf course from time and again. The 31-year-old finds the sport as a much-needed stress breaker when he’s not training for his profession. Likewise, he went out for a round of golf shortly after his fight with Caleb Plant. 

The PGA Tour shared a slo-mo clip of Alvarez’s swing during a recent golf outing where the boxer can be seen smashing a driver off the tee box. In the clip, one can see that Alvarez has developed a short backswing and a rapid downswing. 

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Furthermore, Alvarez hooks the ball to the left with his driver swing, but nonetheless, he’s got a decent rhythm with the longest club in the bag. Canelo has indicated in the past that he wants to play golf every day after he calls time on his boxing career. 

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Alvarez also won the X7 Celebrity Golf Championship which was hosted by BMW a few months ago. All this is a testament to his golf skills, and it implies that the boxer has an alternate career path ahead of him if he ever decides to hang up his gloves. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at EssentiallySports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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