Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant: Date, Card, Tickets, How To Watch
WBA (Super), WBC, WBO and The Ring Super Middleweight Champion Canelo Álvarez and IBF Super Middleweight Champion Caleb Plant will clash in the boxing ring to crown the first undisputed super middleweight champion. The event is also billed “On the Road to Undisputed.”
Find the complete details for Canelo vs Plant Boxing PPV – date, time, location, start time, tale of the tape, undercard, how to watch live streaming, tickets, PPV price, fight purse and more details.
Date, Time, Location
Canelo Alvarez returned to super-middleweight division with a fight WBA(Super) & The Ring Super Middleweight Champion Callum Smith on December 19, 2020. He won the match via unanimous decision which also had the vacant WBC Super Middleweight title on the line. Alvarez later defended those titles against Anvi Yildirim and Billy Joe Saunders. The fight against Saunders also had the vacant WBO Super Middleweight title on the line.
Caleb Plant won the IBF Super Middleweight title back in January 2019 by defeating the reigning champion José Uzcátegui. He has since defeated Mike Lee(TKO), Vincent Feigenbutz(TKO), and Caleb Traux to successfully retain the title.
A fight between two champions is interesting due to multiple reasons. With WBA(Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and the Ring – all super-middleweight titles will be on the line and the winner will be crowned as the first-ever undisputed Super Middleweight World Champion.
Plant has been undefeated in his 21 professional boxing fights and has been a champion for more than 30 months now. Canelo has also lost just one fight out of 57 while competing in several different weight classes.
Canelo is currently ranked as #1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world by ESPN, Box Rec, The Ring, TBRB, and Boxing Writers Association of America as well as the world’s best active super middleweight. Plant is ranked at #3 in the super-middleweight division by The Ring and TBRB, and #7 by Box Rec and ESPN.
After initial discussions, a deal was about to be completed between the two camps for September 18, 2021. However, the talks broke down and Canelo went into discussions for other fights. The talks were restarted with a projected fight for November 2021. Canelo announced on his Instagram page in August that the fight will take place on November 6, 2021.
How To Watch
Canelo vs Plant is a Showtime PPV and will be available via Showtime app and website in the United States. You can buy PPV via Showtime at the below link for $79.99.
In United Kingdom, the event will be available on BT Sports Box Office.
In Australia, the event will available to buy at Kayo Sports/Main Event website for $59.99.
In Mexico, the event will air on Azteca 7 TV Channel and for online streaming via TV Azteca Deportes website and app.
The event will also be available in selected countries via Fite TV website and app. You can check the below link to watch Canelo vs Plant on Fite TV.
Canelo vs Plant: PPV Price
|UK & Ireland||BT Sports Box Office||£19.99|
|Australia||Kayo Sports/Main Event||AU$59.99|
Canelo vs Plant PPV will take place at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The upper deck tickets are available for around $800-1000. The middle deck is available for $1400-2000. The ringside tickets are available for $2500 and upwards. The tickets are available to buy at the below link.
Tale of the Tape
|Boxer Name||Saul Alvarez||Caleb Plant|
|Titles||WBA (Super), WBC, WBO and The Ring Super Middleweight Champion||IBF Super Middleweight Champion|
|Height||5′ 9″ (175 cm)||6′ 1″ (185 cm)|
|Reach||701/2″ (175 cm)||74″ (180 cm)|
Undercard (Fight Card)
- Canelo Alvarez defeated IBF Champion Caleb Plant via TKO/KO in Round 11, 1:05 to become Undisputed Super Middleweight Champion(won WBA (Super), WBC, WBC, The Ring and IBF Super Middleweight titles)
- Andre Dirrell defeated Marcos Hernandez via KO in Round 4, 20 seconds – Super Middlweight Bout co-main event
- Rey Vargas defeated Leonardo Baez via unanimous decision (99-91, 100-90, 100-90) – Super Bantamweight Bout
- Elvis Rodríguez defeated Juan Pablo Romero via KO in Round 5, 2 min 59 sec – Super Lightweight Bout
Canelo vs Plant Fight Purse
The total fight purse for the main event is $50 million. Canelo is getting $40 million in base salary and a part of PPV sales. Caleb Plant will get $10 million as the base salary plus a fraction of PPV sales.
|Canelo Alvarez||$40 million|
|Caleb Plant||$10 million|
News & Updates
November 11, 2021: It is expected that PPV buy rate for Canelo vs Plant will cross 800,000 at least.
November 6, 2021: Canelo defeated Plant via TKO/KO in in 1 minute 5 seconds of Round 11 to become the undisputed Super Middleweight Champion.
November 1, 2021: Plant addressed the altercation at the press conference and called it unfortunate. “It’s just an unfortunate event that happened. He felt the need to cross the line, so that’s how it started. It’s nothing that could affect the fight.”
November 1, 2021: Carl Frampton advised Plant that he have to outbox Canelo like Mayweather did eight years ago. “Plant has to outbox him like Mayweather did. I think he [Plant] has the skill set to give him trouble certainly.”
October 31, 2021: Former Boxer and Trainer Joel Diaz told Fightype, “This fight with Caleb Plant is going to be similar to the Saunders fight. Canelo is going to get in there and be patient. He’s going to have trouble in the early rounds because of Caleb’s speed, but Canelo is smart. He has really good reflexes. He’s going to have trouble in the early rounds because of Caleb’s speed, but Canelo is smart. He has really good reflexes.”
October 24, 2021: Canelo said in Showtime’s All Access preview show, “I respect his[Plant’s] skills. He has a lot of boxing skills, but the way he says bad things, that’s not my way of promoting fights. When I take something personally, for me it’s even better because my mind is strong. I train harder than usual. I am going to be in the ring that night thinking about what happened at conference.”
October 21, 2021: Canelo told Sky Sports, “It’s new for me to have this much bad blood with an opponent. It’s very different from normal and it’s definitely the most animosity I’ve had with an opponent heading into a big fight.”
October 19, 2021: Plant claimed that he will teach Canelo some lessons. He told FightHub TV, “I’m just waiting for November 6th for that bell to ring so that I can go out there and fulfill that. It’s going to be. And it’s going to mean a lot. It’s going to be a lot of lessons that night.”
October 18, 2021: The undercard for the event is revealed. More details here.
October 16, 2021: Canelo told Brian Custer in the Last Stand Podcast, “Because Billy Joe Saunders is southpaw and Caleb Plant is orthodox. So, it’s[Caleb Plant] gonna be I think maybe a little easy for me[than fight against Billy Joe Saunders].”
October 12, 2021: Caleb Plant is confident of defeating Canelo. “I feel like I have all the skills in the world and a great team around me. When the bell rings, I’m just looking forward to showing the world what I can do.”
October 11, 2021: Canelo told about the importance of becoming the undisputed Super Middleweight Champion. “It means a lot to my legacy. This fight is really important to us, for me, for Mexico, for my fans, and my team because I’m going to be the first Mexican Latin American fighter to be the undisputed champion,” Canelo Alvarez told Brian Custer on The Last Stand Podcast.
September 22, 2021: Canelo and Plant come to blows during their kick-off press conference after Plant allegedly called Canelo a “mo***rf***er.”
August 19, 2021: Canelo announced the bout against Caleb Plant on his Instagram page.
May 12, 2021: Plant said that he is a much better fighter than Billy Joe Saunders, and can beat Canelo.
May 8, 2021: Canelo defeated Billy Joe Saunders to retain his WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring Super Middleweight titles and won the WBO title from Saunders. He announced that his immediate goal is to become the first undisputed Super Middleweight Champion by beating IBF titleholder Caleb Plant.