Championship boxing returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradis, Nevada, to unify and create the first-ever Super Middleweight Champion in the division’s history. The WBA, WBC, and WBO middleweight titles held by Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will be on the line versus Caleb Plant’s IBF Super middleweight strap. Read on for our complete betting guide taking a first look at Canelo vs Plant, including updated odds, free expert boxing betting picks, and predictions.
Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant will share the ring on November 6th, and the significance surrounding the bout is centered around the crowning of boxings’ first undisputed middleweight crown. After already trading blows at a press conference in September, it’s Canelo, who already landed a clean straight as the tension between these two men continues to rise.
Between family insults, insinuated drug use, and a general dislike for one another, the two middleweight champions will finally settle their discrepancies with a prestigious unification awaiting the winner.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant
Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship
Saturday, November 06, 2021 – 11:05 PM EDT at MGM Grand Garden Arena
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (59-1-2, 38 KOs)
A decade of fighting at the most elite level in boxing has positioned Canelo Alvarez as one of the greats. From welterweight, light middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight, and even light heavyweight, the 5 ft 9’ Mexican-born stud has become a superstar of the sport.
Obtaining multiple titles in four weight classes with unification bouts in three of those four just isn’t enough, and now the 31-year-old is hunting for undisputed super-middleweight honors when he faces Caleb Plant.
Alvarez is ranked as the world’s pound for pound best on the planet. And the rate at which he’s collected three belts at 168lbs has been impeccable. Plant is holding the IBF championship that Canelo desires, and victory would solidify his status as one of the greatest of all time.
Caleb Plant (21-0, 12 KOs)
The rise of Caleb Plant has been inspiring; from the tender age of 8, the U.S. native strived to become one of the world’s most recognizable talents.
To overcome the tragedy of losing his daughter and wife but still reach the pinnacle of the sport sends goosebumps throughout my body. Having fought as a professional for just seven years, Plant has overcome a mental battle to now be fighting against the pound-for-pound greatest.
Holding onto the IBF super middleweight championship has made him a target for Canelo Alvarez. Can this Saturday’s heavy underdog prove to the world he’s a true fighter once again?
Canelo vs. Plant Fight Analysis
How Can Plant Win?
Utilizing a significant size advantage could certainly assist Plant, alongside a Mayweather-esque approach to the fight game – which Canelo knows all too well.
I believe Plant’s most significant opportunity will arrive within the first six rounds; he’s proven time and time again that beyond the 6th round, his output begins to wilt. Taking the lead within the first six is imperative; he can edge a split decision by doing this.
How Can Canelo Win?
As previously mentioned, Plant will come heavy and hard within the first six rounds. This, however, could favor Canelo in his chances of a knockout or technical knockout stoppage.
Plant will face a granite chin, incredible durability, and a counter-punching capability that has been one of Canelo’s game plan approaches. With a cardio issue surrounding Plant, Canelo’s vicious body shots will also make a worthy appearance.
The problematic side of Canelo defeating Plant is attempting to catch up with a guy that fluently bounces around the ring. Although Canelo shouldn’t mind this, and as witnessed when Plant fought Uzcategui, the tiredness from overexertion will catch up with the IBF champ.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant Betting Picks and Odds
The available boxing odds at Bookmakers Review are staggering, as we often witness an overly juiced price on fighters of Canelo’s stature. This leaves us no choice but to approach the propositional betting market to find some value.
Canelo will be prime for the knockout if Plant’s cardio retires after the initial six rounds like expected. However, with the over/under set at 9 and a ½, I have the faith that Plant’s ambition and drive will keep him around up until this stage. Take the over but be cautious in betting the underdog; it’s
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