Canelo: I want to make history

Unified WBA/WBC/WBO super middleweight world champion Canelo Álvarez says he wants to make history against undefeated IBF super middleweight world champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant in their November 6 PPV showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Canelo-Plant winner will become the first undisputed 168-pound world champion of the four-belt era. If Canelo wins, he would become the first undisputed champion hailing from Mexico or Latin America.

“At the end of the day, this is what I want to do with my career, make history,” said Canelo. “These things, like becoming the first to be the unified champion at 168 pounds, is making history. To potentially be one of the few who holds this prestigious honor in any weight class makes me very happy. For my country, this would be a huge accomplishment. I want to be remembered as one of the greatest in the history of the sport.”

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    • Calzaghe would have WORKED Canelo and made it look easy!!! Canelo needs to be set when he punches, Joe wouldn’t stand still long enough to let that happen. Meanwhile he’d be slapping him around like a red headed step child all night. EASY fight for Calzaghe.

    • Later in his career, Calzaghe after three rounds seemed so difficult to beat. He found a rhythm which seemed to let him effortlessly win rounds. Hopkins made it the most difficult but only with a super defensive performance. Canelo wouldn’t do that. I think it would be a great fight but would pick Calzaghe on points

  • Let’s not forget about David Benavidez at 168 because a huge fight in Texas will become Canelo’s final task at 168 pound supremacy.

    • He’s not fighting Benavidez, just watch how the title changed hands. Benavidez should be proud and not deal with the WBC. They stripped him for cocaine but let Valdez fight after failing for PEDs

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