Canelo Alvarez Makes Boxing History at Super Middleweight

Canelo Alvarez
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Canelo Alvarez, regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound fighter in boxing, gained the undisputed super middleweight championship Saturday night in Las Vegas stopping Caleb Plant in the 11th round of their title unification bout. Plant started the bout moving well and throwing fast but light hitting combinations. Alvarez, keeping his customary high and tight guard, simply walked his man down throughout the bout landing the much more telling blows, particularly his trademark left hook to the body.

By the later rounds Plant was beginning to wilt under the pressure as Alvarez unleashed blistering combinations. The end came in the 11th when he nailed Plant along the ropes with a smashing hook to the head followed by a right uppercut that dropped him. Plant got up but Alvarez swarmed on him finishing the fight moments later. Alvarez ran his record to 57-1-2 as became the first fighter to ever unify all the major titles at super middleweight.

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