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BOXING | Canelo Alvarez Makes History Against Caleb Plant

Canelo Álvarez wins and becomes the first boxer to unify the super middleweight title.

Saúl Canelo Álvarez has written another chapter in boxing history this Saturday by becoming the first boxer to unify the super middleweight title by defeating American Caleb Plant by technical knockout at the beginning of the eleventh round , who has lost his unbeaten record.

The fight agreed to 12 rounds, which has been held at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, has had Álvarez, as the great champion who has dominated the first six rounds with his boxing of powerful blows to the body that has not allowed Plant have the rhythm of the fight.

Despite Álvarez's dominance, Plant has endured the punishment well and began to do his best boxing in the seventh to prevent the Mexican champion from fulfilling his promise to finish the fight in the ninth, the last one won by the hitherto undefeated champion.

But in the tenth round Álvarez has reacted. He regained his best boxing, he began to put the left hook back to Plant's body , who already showed symptoms of having lost strength in his legs, he left the door open for the new unified Mexican champion to go all out in the eleventh.

That is what happened, Álvarez with a left hook came full to the body of Plant that went to the canvas for the first time in the entire fight.

The referee of the fight, Russell Mora, made the protection account and allowed the fight to continue, which gave Álvarez the opportunity to go directly to look for Plant who he punished harshly with a series of combined blows from both hands until he sent it. back to the canvas with 35 seconds of fighting.

That was when Mora had no need to tell and decided to stop the fight so that Álvarez would triumph and make history again within the world of boxing by taking the four super middleweight titles, something that no one had achieved before.


Canelo Álvarez, 31, who left his mark at 57-1-2, 39 knockouts, now holds the titles of the World Boxing Council (WBC), the World Association (WBA), the World Organization ( OMB) and that of the International Federation (IBF), which was in the power of Plant and which places his stat at 21-1, 12 wins achieved by fast track.

The Mexican champion, who has taken a bag of 40 million dollars for the fight, has also taken the unbeaten away from Caleb Plant, who has won 10 million dollars for the duel against Álvarez.

The new unified champion had announced that he would knock out Caleb Plant in the ninth round, but it was at that moment that the 29-year-old American fighter did the best boxing.

The Mexican superstar, generally recognized as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, has become the sixth man to be a four-belt champion and, alongside Josh Taylor, is the only current undisputed champion in his weight class.

Caleb Plant is a robust champion and inspirational athlete who has overcome numerous personal tragedies to earn a shot at pound-for-pound champion, but the Tennessee native discovered just how wide the gap remains between Canelo and his contemporaries.

While Canelo Álvarez is the first Mexican fighter to reign indisputably at the top of a division , and all the fans waving flags in the crowd of 16,586 vehemently sold in favor of Canelo seemed to be aware of the achievement.

The champion, a native of Guadalajara, spoke frequently before the fight of his determination to accomplish the feat for both himself and Mexico.

Alvarez extended the most successful active career in boxing with his eighth consecutive victory in just over three years. He has not lost in 16 fights since losing a majority decision to American Floyd Mayweather in 2013, with only one draw against Kazakh Gennady Golovkin marring his record.

Only five men had achieved undisputed four-belt champion status since the feat became possible with the advent of the WBO: middleweights Bernard Hopkins and Jermain Taylor, junior welterweights Terence Crawford and Taylor, and cruiserweight Oleksandr.

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