Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Canelo vs Plant?
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beat Caleb Plant by knockout in the 11th round on Saturday 6th November 2021 at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena in Nevada.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This contest was for the undisputed super middleweight championship of the world, with the WBC, WBA, IBF & WBO belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Anthony Dirrell was victorious over Mark Anthony Hernandez and Rey Vargas beat Leonardo Baez.
Canelo vs Plant stats
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 56 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 38 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Caleb Plant made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Canelo had advantage in power over Plant, with a 68% knock out percentage over Plant's 57%.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Plant had a height advantage of 4 inches over Canelo. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & Caleb Plant fought out of an orthodox stance.
Canelo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 38 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 8 years and 6 months earlier than Plant, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 315 more professional rounds, 448 to Plant's 133.
Canelo vs Plant form
Canelo had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Gennady Golovkin on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Gennady Golovkin on 16th September 2017 by split draw in their WBC World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Liam Smith on 17th September 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
He had defeated Amir Khan on 7th May 2016 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
What time did Canelo vs Plant start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Canelo vs Plant?
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was a 3/25 (-833) favourite going into the contest, while Caleb Plant made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.