This Saturday night the Mexican Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant seek to make history by becoming the first absolute world champion of super middleweight.
Canelo and Plant face off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the weight titles Super middle of the World Association, World Council, World Organization and International Boxing Federation in Game.
The winner will become the seventh undisputed champion in the modern era and the first in the division, joining Bernard Hopkins (160 pounds in 2004), Jermaine Taylor (160 pounds in 2005), Terence Crawford (140 pounds in 2017). , Oleksandr Usyk (200 pounds in 2018), Teofimo López (135 pounds in 2020) and Josh Taylor (140 pounds in 2021).
The Mexican Alvarez comes in with an impressive 56-1-2 record and 38 knockouts, the most recent last May when he finished off undefeated Billy Joe Saunders in a unification fight, while Plant he is undefeated with 21-0, 12 chloroforms.
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Rances Barthelemy vs. Gustavo Vittori
Super lightweight fight
Barthelemy improved his record to 29-1-1 with 15 knockouts after stopping Vittori in the second round, who stalled at 25-10-1 with 12 chloroforms.
Jose Gomez vs. Jose Antonio Meza
Super Featherweight Fight
Meza gave the surprise by defeating the favorite Gomez (12-1, 5 knockouts) by unanimous decision, who suffered his first loss as a professional. The Mexican improved his record to 8-6 with 2 chloroforms.
Jan Salvatierra vs. Fernando Diaz
Super flyweight fight
Diaz scored the third knockout of his career, improving to 10-1-1, killing Salvatierra in the fifth round, who remained at 7-1, with three knockouts.
Joselito Velazquez vs. Gilberto mendoza
The Mexican Velazquez had to navigate deep waters to stay undefeated, improving his record to 13-0-1 with 9 knockouts, beating Mendoza (19-11-3, 10 chloroforms) by unanimous decision, who could not penetrate the defense of Velazquez, who always stayed forward to take the victory.
Elvis rodriguez vs. Juan Pablo Romero
Super lightweight fight
Rodriguez finished off the undefeated Pivi Romero (14-1, 9 KOs) with a resounding fifth round knockout after landing a powerful left to the face to send the Mexican to the canvas to end the fight.
King Vargas vs. Leonardo Baez
Vargas shook off the rust of more than two years away from the ring with a good showing in 10 rounds to beat Baez (21-5, 12 KOs) by unanimous decision, who failed to put the former bantamweight champion, who he improved to 35-0 with 22 chloroforms and will now look for a title shot at featherweight.
Anthony Dirrell vs. Marcos Hernandez
Super middleweight fight
Dirrell scored a solid knockout candidate of the year finishing Hernandez with a powerful upper to the face in the fourth round, to improve to 34-2-2, raising his hand as a possible title challenger in the division.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant
Absolute Super Middleweight Championship (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF)
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