Canelo Alvarez is heading in the right direction to combat Gennadiy Golovkin for the third time in 2022 after turning into undisputed at super-middleweight.
That’s in keeping with a bookmaker survey on the again of an excellent win over Caleb Plant in Las Vegas.
Within the eleventh spherical, the Mexican celebrity bludgeoned the IBF titleholder to say all 4 belts on the 168-pound restrict.
Canelo slowly broke Plant down all through the combat with a gradual weight loss program of physique photographs.
Total, 53 of his 117 landed punches had been to the physique. Furthermore, he landed 40 p.c of his energy photographs.
Canelo closed the present touchdown 9 of 14 energy photographs within the eleventh spherical.
It was a history-making evening for boxing’s greatest star. Along with turning into the primary undisputed 168-pound champion in historical past, he turned simply the sixth male undisputed champion within the four-belt period and the primary undisputed Mexican fighter in historical past.
Following the bout, foe Plant received taken to College Medical Heart as a precaution.
Betfair odds – Canelo Alvarez subsequent opponent
Gennady Golovkin 5/2
Joe Smith Jnr 3/1
David Benavidez 7/2
Caleb Plant 5/1
Dmitry Bivol 6/1
Jermall Charlo 10/1
Billy Joe Saunders 12/1
Canelo Alvarez to retire in 2022 – 5/1
Canelo Alvarez to combat in England in 2022 – 2/1
Golovkin is arguably the second man to defeat Canelo, following mentor Floyd Mayweather convincingly beating him in 2013.
In September 2017, the Kazakh puncher outfought Canelo, solely to get robbed on the scorecards with a draw.
A 12 months later, Canelo placed on a greater efficiency to win. Nevertheless, the end result was nonetheless in debate.
The long run Corridor of Famer is now 31. He’s already a four-division world champion.
“This implies a lot for the historical past of Mexico to grow to be an undisputed champion,” Canelo mentioned afterward.
“There are solely six undisputed champions in historical past. It retains me completely happy and really motivated to be one of many six.”
Golovkin will combat Ryota Murata in December 2021, as first reported by WBN’s Dan Rafael. If profitable, “GGG” can be a unified middleweight champion as soon as once more.
Moreover, that achievement can be a wonderful catalyst for Canelo and Golovkin to get it on once more on Could 7, 2022.
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