Saul Canelo lvarez became the first unified champion Latin American boxer. The Mexican defeated American Caleb Plant by knockout in Round 11 in Las Vegas this Saturday, and took away four super middleweight belts (CMB, OMB, FIB and AMB).
In addition to the titles, 31-year-old Canelo received US$40 million from scholarships, while 29-year-old Plante took in US$10 million. The champion has 57 wins (39 knockouts), one loss and two draws, while the American fighter lost his unbeaten record after 21 wins (12 knockouts).
As always, Canelo begins the fight by carefully studying his opponent’s movements. Plant knew how to use his greatest reach to keep his opponent away. But in the second round itself, the Mexican already distanced itself and went on the attack.
Alternating moments of successive attacks, with others waiting with his back to the ropes, Canelo won at least seven rounds and knew how to wait for the right moment to drop his left into a cross. , which exploded in the face of Plant, who received it before falling. Another upper. After receiving a protective count, Plante was knocked down again and the referee rightfully stopped the match.
In the end, Canelo was crowned the “King of Super Middleweight”. He led the fight on the judges’ cards: 98-92, 96-94 and 97-93. After four fights in 11 months, my body needs rest.
Prior to Canelo, only six boxers had integrated four world titles into a single category. Are they:
1 – Bernard Hopkins – Middleweight
2 – Jermaine Taylor – Middleweight
3 – Terrence Crawford – Light Welterweight
4 – Alexander Usyk – Cruiser Weight
5 – Teofimo Lopez – Lightweight
6 – Josh Taylor – Light Welterweight