It’s been told that Canelo Alvarez will be promoting himself from now on, and his first fight doing so may take place on December 19, a date he’s been targeting a return for.
That opponent is IBF Super Middleweight Champion Caleb Plant, who’s done very well as a professional thus far into his career.
Plant has defended his title twice since winning it in January 2019. Alvarez just went up to light-heavyweight (178 lbs) to face Sergey Kovalev for the WBO Light-Heavyweight Championship, and won it via TKO in round 11.
Alvarez’ career has been chocked full of world title fights and world title wins, he’s the best boxer on the planet. Considering Plant is a super middleweight (168 lbs), and considering Alvarez has fought many of his fights at that weight, that’ll most likely be the weight agreed upon by the two.
Alvarez, 30, has been at it for some time now, and he has a record of 53-1-2 to show for it, the only defeat coming to Floyd Mayweather when he was just 23-years-old.
Plant, 28, has gone a perfect 20-0 as a professional thus far, and he looks to make it 21-0 with a victory over Canelo in December.
Before turning professional, these two of course competed as amateurs. Alvarez didn’t have a long amateur career, but he did have a very successful one, going 44-2 before turning professional.
Plant had a lot more amateur bouts, nearly three times as many, going 97-20 before turning professional.
Alvarez will come into this fight standing 5’9” with a 70.5” reach, while Plant towers over him at 6’1” with a 74” reach. Alvarez will have to be careful with his distance, being the shorter, stockier fighter.
Whichever way it goes, it’ll just be great to see Canelo back, he hasn’t fought in a year, almost 14 months by time he returns, if this is indeed the date he’ll return at. We’ve seen Plant once this year at least, and we may end up seeing him for a second time on December 19.
Who wins this super middleweight showdown?