Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will return to the ring in early November when he faces an undisputed title combat towards unbeaten American Caleb Plant.
Mexico’s pound-for-pound king has run by the super-middleweight division like a steam prepare since returning to 168lbs in December.
Canelo dominated Callum Smith to take his WBA title and win the vacant WBC.
He then battered overmatched obligatory Avni Yildirim in February and stopped Billy Joe Saunders by breaking his eye socket in May.
With the BJS win, Canelo turned a three-belt WBA, WBC and WBO champion, needing simply the IBF to be absolutely undisputed.
He will now get the prospect so as to add that strap to his assortment when he faces off towards fierce rival Plant.
Canelo v Plant: Date and time
This 12-round super-middleweight title combat will happen on Saturday, November 6.
It is being held on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As it’s being held in America, UK followers can count on the principle occasion to get beneath approach at round 5am on Sunday morning.
The conflict will probably be for Canelo’s WBA (Super), WBC, WBO, and The Ring tremendous middleweight titles and for Plant’s IBF tremendous middleweight title.
The UK TV rights haven’t been confirmed but however it will likely be proven on FOX PPV within the USA.
Canelo v Plant: Undercard
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- MAIN EVENT: Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant – for WBA (Super), WBC, WBO, IBF and The Ring tremendous middleweight titles
Canelo v Plant: What occurred on the press convention?
Canelo left Plant with a reduce to his face as their first press convention turned violent.
Prior to the beginning of the media occasion in Beverly Hills, the pair got here nostril to nostril on the stage and exchanged phrases.
This went on for about 20 seconds till Plant seemingly mentioned one thing which critically offended Canelo.
The Mexican shoved the American, however for some cause no safety was near intervene.
Plant responded by strolling again as much as Canelo and swinging for him, however boxing’s pound-for-pound king was ready and ducked beneath.
Canelo fired straight again with a counter left and a proper hand earlier than they have been lastly pulled aside.
After the conflict, it might be seen that Canelo’s punch reduce Plant beneath his proper eye.
Canelo v Plant: What has been mentioned?
Plant was seen with a plaster over the reduce after the press convention and instructed Showtime: “It’s only a small reduce. It’s from my sun shades. I had sun shades on.
“So when no matter occurred, occurred, it simply scratched my cheek.”
Canelo later claimed Plant had insulted his mom, prompting him to shove the American.
“You can say no matter you need to me, however not about my mom,” the Mexican pound-for-pound king mentioned.
Plant insisted he had not taken goal at Canelo’s mum and insisted the reduce is not going to put their combat in jeopardy.