CANELO ALVAREZ AND CALEB PLANT WILL FIGHT FOR THE UNDISPUTED 168-POUND CHAMPIONSHIP ON PAY-PER-VIEW SATURDAY NIGHT IN LAS VEGAS.

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CANELO ALVAREZ (56-1-2, 38 KOs) VS. CALEB PLANT (21-0, 12 KOs)

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 6
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT (main event later in show)
  • Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
  • TV/Stream: Showtime Pay-per-view
  • Cost: $79.99
  • Division: Super middleweight
  • At stake: Alvarez’s WBA, WBC, WBO and Plant’s IBF titles
  • Pound-for-pound ranking: Alvarez No. 2
  • Odds: Alvarez 8-1 (average of multiple outlets)
  • Also on the card: Anthony Dirrell vs. Marcos Hernandez, super middleweights; Rey Vargas vs. Leonardo Baez, junior featherweights; Elvis Rodriguez vs. Juan Pablo Romero, junior welterweights
  • Prediction: Alvarez KO 10
  • Background: Canelo Alvarez has accomplished as much as any active fighter but has never become one thing: an undisputed champion. He will check that off his list if he beats Plant, who holds the only major 168-pound belt that isn’t in Alvarez’s collection. The 31-year-old Mexican, a four-division titleholder and pound-for-pound star, outpointed Callum Smith to win the WBC and WBA belts last December, stopped Avni Yildirm in three rounds in February and added the WBO title by knocking out Billy Joe Saunders in eight in May. He’s 14-0-1 (8 KOs) since he was outpointed by Floyd Mayweather in 2013, his only loss. He’s 16-1-1 (9 KOs) in major title fights. The 6-foot-1 Plant started his career in 2014 as a middleweight but quickly moved up to super middleweight, which makes him a natural 168-pounder. He has excellent skills, honed during a successful amateur career, as well as unusual speed and athleticism. He won his belt by easily outpointing the favored Jose Uzcategui in January 2019 and successfully defended against Mike Lee (TKO 3) six months later, Vincent Feigenbutz (TKO 11) in February of last year and Caleb Truax (UD) this past January. He has fought only twice in the past two-plus years while Alvarez has fought twice this year. Alvarez is a significant step up in opposition for the Las Vegas-based Tennessean, who, of course, has his own chance to make history.



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