Who will be the first, four-belt undisputed champion in the super middleweight division: Canelo Alvarez or Caleb Plant?
LAS VEGAS – Hostility towards Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant has reached a boiling point, as evidenced by their heated confrontation during Friday’s weigh-in.
Alvarez and Plant get to vent their frustration on each other when they take off on Saturday from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The winner will be the undisputed super-middleweight champion and the first to perform the feat in the four-belt series.
The blood has boiled since a press conference in September when Alvarez pushed Plant over comments he later made when he accused the Mexican star of being a cheater. The Tennessee native did not take the blow lightly when he returned and swung towards Alvarez, who retaliated with his own blows.
Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KO) reached this point by fighting three times in less than five months, beating Callum Smith to win the WBA (super) and WBC belts, destroying the obligatory WBC challenger Avni Yildirim and then smash Billy Joe Saunders’ face to win the WBO title.
Plant reached this destination by earning the most important win of his career when he defeated José Uzcátegui to capture the IBF belt in January 2019. He has successfully defended the belt against Mike Lee, Vincent Feigenbutz and Caleb Traux to get a crack at the best fighter. in the sport and a chance to write history.
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