Boxing star Canelo Alvarez ( 56-1-2 , 38 KOs) returns to the ring on Saturday for a historic bout.
Boxer no. The world's 1 pound-for-pound will face off against Caleb Plant for the undisputed super-middleweight champion belt in front of a huge crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The 31-year-old Mexican and four-division title holder has been nearly unstoppable since suffering his only career loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2013 with a record of 14-0-1 (8 KOs). Canelo beat Callum Smith to win the WBC and WBA belts last December, finished Avni Yildirm in just three rounds in February, and knocked out Billy Joe Sauders in eight rounds to win the WBO title in May.
He fought some of the best boxers in history throughout his career including Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and two intense fights with Gennady Golovkin.
Plant began fighting at middleweight in 2014 and quickly moved up to super-middleweight as a natural weight of 168 pounds. He honed his skills as an amateur and possesses excellent speed and athleticism for the division.
Plant won the IBF belt in January 2019, highlighting favorite Jose Uzcategui. He then defended his belt three times against Mike Lee in July 2019, Vincent Feigenbutz in February 2020 and Caleb Truax last January.
While Canelo has only fought twice this year, Plant has only fought twice in the past two years. The fight with Alvarez will probably be the toughest fight of his career for Plant.
Mainstream interest in the event grew rapidly after a physical altercation between the two boxers at a Sept. 22 press conference in Los Angeles that left Plant with a cut under his right eye.
On Nov. 6, the two boxers will settle their grievance in the ring in front of a sellout crowd with the chance to make history.