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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez agrees to take on Caleb Plant for the undisputed super middleweight title

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez agrees to take on unbeaten American Caleb Plant for the undisputed super middleweight title in Las Vegas on November 6

  • Alvarez holds the WBC, WBA and WBO titles while Plant owns the IBF belt 
  • Mexican claimed his third title when he beat Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders in May 
  • Plant, 29. won his IBF title in January 2019 with a decision over Jose Uzcategui 

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has agreed to face unbeaten Caleb Plant in a bid to become the undisputed super middleweight world champion. 

Mexican Alvarez holds the WBC, WBA and WBO titles while Plant owns the IBF belt. 

Promoters haven’t selected a venue or booked an undercard for the pay-per-view show on November 6 in Las Vegas.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez claimed his third title when he beat Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders in May

No Mexican fighter has ever held all four major super middleweight belts simultaneously, but the 31-year-old Canelo has put the accomplishment atop his dwindling list of unaccomplished pugilistic goals.

‘I am very excited to have this fight before me,’ Alvarez said. ‘I am happy because I am going to make history, and in my career, that´s exactly what I want to do — leave my mark in boxing.’

Alvarez has won seven consecutive fights since his draw with Gennady Golovkin in their first bout in September 2017. 

Alvarez narrowly won his rematch with Golovkin to claim two middleweight belts, and he won titles at super middleweight and light heavyweight during his next three fights. 

Caleb Plant, 29. won his IBF title in January 2019 with a decision over Jose Uzcategui

Caleb Plant, 29. won his IBF title in January 2019 with a decision over Jose Uzcategui

Alvarez’s three most recent fights since the start of the coronavirus pandemic have all been at super middleweight. 

He beat Callum Smith by decision to win two 168-pound belts last year, and he picked up a third title by breaking Billy Joe Saunders’ orbital bone during his stoppage victory in May.

The No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter originally wanted to return to the ring in September, but could not finalise a fight with Plant.  

Plant, 29, won his IBF title in January 2019 with a decision over Jose Uzcategui in Los Angeles.

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