Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez He will return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, eleven years after his first appearance in that venue. It will be the eighth time in his career, and he will seek victory over Caleb Plant, allowing him to make boxing history.
Canelo Alvarez holds the super-middleweight titles of the World Boxing Council, the World Boxing Association and the World Boxing Organization. To be the undisputed champion, he only lacks that of the International Boxing Federation, which he will have to snatch from Plant.
The first fight of the tapatío at the MGM Grand was on May 1, 2010 against Jose Miguel Cotto, brother of Miguel Cotto, whom he defeated by technical knockout in nine rounds.
It took two years for the Canelo will return to the same stage. On May 5, 2012, he defeated by unanimous decision Shane mosley, in the fourth defense of the super welterweight title of the CMB. Four months later, he defended him again in the same place, with a victory by technical knockout against Josesito Lopez, in five rounds.
The tremendous defeat of Canelo Álvarez at the MGM Grand
The only defeat in the career of the Canelo It was at the MGM Grand. On September 14, 2013, when he was overcome by majority decision by Floyd mayweather. The cards gave 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114, to lose their scepters CMB and AMB of 154 lbs.
His next two fights were also at the MGM Grand the following year, on March 8 and July 12, when he defeated by TKO in 10 rounds at Alfredo “Dog” Angulo and by decision divided to Erislandy Lara, respectively.
It took more than five years for Saul Alvarez returned to the MGM Grand on November 2, 2019, when he moved up to the light heavyweight division to knock out the Russian in the eleventh round Sergey Kovalev and snatch the 175-pound title from the OMB, his fourth world crown in different division.
Two years have passed from that date and this weekend the “Canelo“He will return to the stage where he has won six fights and lost only one, now in a fight that will be historic, as the winner will return home with all four 168-pound titles in his possession, something that no one has done in this division.
“Canelo” Alvarez arrives as a wide favorite to prevail over “Sweethands” Plant and write his name in history, since no Mexican or Latin American has been an undisputed champion in pay boxing.
Canelo’s fights in Las Vegas
01-05-2012 Jose Miguel Cotto – Won TKO 9
05-05-2012 Shane mosley – Won DU
09-15-2012 Josesito Lopez – Won TKO 5
09-14-2013 Floyd Mayweather Jr – Lost DM
08-03-2014 Alfredo Angulo – Won TKO 10
07-12-2014 Erislandy Lara – Won DD
02-11-2019 Sergey Kovalev – Won KO 11
06-11-2021 Caleb Plant -?