Aside from the great UFC 268 show we have the opportunity to watch on Saturday night to Sunday, boxing fans will also not be left out. Namely, in the early hours of Sunday, more precisely around 05:00 in the morning, Saul Canelo Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) and Caleb Plant (21-0-0, 12 KOs) should step into the ring.
The stakes in this match are actually all the belts in the super middleweight category. Canelo owns the WBA, WBC and WBO belts, and his opponent Caleb Plant owns the only one the Mexican lacks, the IBF. Caleb Plant can get a lot more than Canelo, but one of the most difficult tasks awaits him.
Namely, although Plant is undefeated in his career so far, many believe that the 29-year-old did not meet with particularly quality fighters to deserve such a big match. It is up to him to prove otherwise. The 31-year-old Canelo, by many the best "P4P" boxer in the world, will have his third match against Plant this year.
The Mexican defeated Avni Yıldırım in the second month with a stoppage in the third round, and in the fifth month, Canelo was better than Billy Joe Saunders. That match ended after a full eight rounds. Plant and Canelo performed the weighing ceremony for their match.
The Mexican was exactly at the upper limit of the category (168 ‘pounds’), while Plant was slightly lighter with 167 ‘pounds’. The boxers again had a fairly intense confrontation, but this time they kept them at a safe distance so as not to repeat the situation from the ninth month, from their first confrontation.
Then the Mexican pushed his opponent away strongly, and shortly afterward a physical confrontation ensued. Anyway, a big boxing match is waiting for us tonight, and Canelo is a boxer whose fights boxing fans should not miss.
On the other hand, we should not write off Caleb Plant in advance, which may give us a big surprise. The odds on his victory range from 6.00 until 8.00, while the odds on Canelo's victory are usually around 1.10. Most boxing fans believe that this match has already been resolved and that Canelo will celebrate convincingly, thus trying to underestimate his opponent.
Plant is an extremely dangerous fighter, and no matter who he fights with, the fact that there is no defeat in his career is enough for Canelo to take his opponent seriously. A match full of good boxing will be waiting for us, and we are left to enjoy their moves