Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant: Live Turn-Based Updates

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MMA Fighting has Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant live updates for one of the best boxing fights of the year.

Canelo vs Plant takes place Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event will begin around 11 p.m. ET. Check out our Canelo vs. Plant to find out what happened on the undercard.

This clash will determine the undisputed super middleweight champion.

Canelo Alvarez, who is 56-1-2 with 38 KOs, will compete for the third time this year. He will defend the WBA, WBC and WBO super middleweight titles.

Caleb Plant, who is 21-0 with 12 knockouts, will only compete for the second time this year. He currently holds the IBF Super Middleweight Championship.

Check out the Canelo vs Plant Main Event live blog below.

It’s an envelope for the undercard, the main event will start shortly.

Let’s move on to the anthems, Pike Romero first with the Mexican national anthem.

And here is Joyce Wrice with the American anthem.

First, IBF super middleweight champion and undefeated boxer Caleb Plant.

Then, Canelo Alvarez, WBA, WBC and WBO super middleweight champion.

The fighters entered the ring. Tonight’s winner will be recognized as the very first undisputed super middleweight champion of the four-belt era.

Round 1: Plant comes out searching his jab. Canelo looks happy to stand up and defend himself. A minute later and Canelo’s gloves barely moved away from his head. Polling plants with the jab. Canelo pulls a right hand that elicits a strong reaction from the pro-Canelo crowd. Right hand to the body, Plant dodges the ensuing head butt. Canelo wants to cut the ring. The plant continues to jab. Fast right next to the factory. Canelo lands a body blow.

MMA Fighting scores round 10-9, Plant.

2nd round: Plant left hook. He blasts Canelo with a jab and walks away from the ropes. Canelo cutting angles. Glance at Canelo’s left hook, then an uppercut as Plant tries to land. Nice left counter hook by Plant. Canelo strikes on the left. Canelo with a right hand. Body-head combo by Canelo. They exchange left hooks. Canelo doesn’t let Plant move away from him, sending one to the body, then chasing the head with his left. The plant goes to the body. Canelo lands another body-head combination. Canelo finds the fork at the end of the turn.

MMA Fighting scores round 10-9, Canelo. Overall, 19-19.

Round 3: The plant opens the third by attacking the body. He sticks to the jab to keep Canelo back. Quick left uppercut for Plant. It sticks and moves. Canelo with a good body kick, narrowly missing with the left hook follow. Plant scores with a jab. Canelo tears the body apart. Canelo’s left hook sneaks in. Plant lands straight ahead.

MMA Fighting scores round 10-9, Canelo. In total 29-28, Canelo.

Round 4: Plant zings in a strong left hand. Canelo descending Plant, there is still the left hook. Canelo has Plant against the ropes and he throws bombs, Plant defends himself well though. Canelo’s right hand. Canelo with a few hooks at the top, there is one for the body. Plant not being evasive in the fourth. Canelo hits him with a clean left.

MMA Fighting scores round 10-9, Canelo. In total 39-37, Canelo.

Round 5: Plant keeps throwing this shot, he doesn’t stray from the game plan. Canelo counters with body hallmarks. The referee warns both fighters, telling Canelo to lift his punches and Plant not to push Canelo’s head down. Plant connects, but it causes Canelo to move forward and backward to Plant all the way to the ropes. Plant simply turns his shoulder towards Canelo to soften the incoming punches. Canelo patiently launches when he sees an opening.

MMA Fighting scores round 10-9, Canelo. In total 49-46, Canelo.

Round 6: Plant with a smooth combination in the middle. Canelo hastens to cut him again and he connects with a right-left combo. Canelo doubles his left hook. Canelo with a right hand on top. Plant hits Canelo with a hard blow, Canelo comes straight back to him with a combination. Canelo finds a home for the right hand. The square from the left hook lands on Plant’s face. Canelo with an excellent head nod as he advances.

MMA Fighting scores round 10-9, Canelo. In total 59-55, Canelo.

Round 7: Plant dodges a Canelo from the left and retaliates from the left. Plant’s jab serves him well, he just doesn’t do much after he lands. Canelo chases the head with this left. Canelo misses and Plant puts him in the face with a block on the right. Now it’s Plant who works to corner Canelo. Canelo simply leaned on the ropes and let Plant strike. Not a lot of hard landing. Plant jabs on a moving Canelo. A good left hook lands for Canelo just before the bell.

MMA Fighting scores round 10-9, Plant. In total 68-65, Canelo.

Round 8: Canelo goes body-to-head with the left hook, then lands another left at the top. No more Plant jabs. Lunging left by Plant, Canelo throws a hook to create space. Plant to the body. Plant able to keep the fight in the center of the ring, out of the corner. Nice body photographed by Canelo. Plant hits the body, Canelo hits a left court. Canelo with a forehand to the body.

MMA Fighting scores round 10-9, Plant. In total 77-75, Canelo.

Round 9: Canelo supports Plant right away. Canelo doubles the jab. Canelo eats a few punches to the body and hits Plant with a left hook. Plant responds to body shots with a straight right. Plant gives Canelo two to the body, then a jab. Two good left hooks for Canelo. That left hook lands again. Plant goes up to the right to support Canelo. It doesn’t last long, Canelo has Plant against the ropes again and Plant picks up the hook to reset the action. Plant with a flurry of punches, partially defended.

MMA Fighting scores round 10-9, Canelo. In total 87-84, Canelo.

Round 10: Jab by Plant opens on 10. Canelo takes off with Plant on the ropes. A strong right hits Plant’s body. Canelo really digs into the work of the body. Plant is working his jab. Canelo’s left hook finds its mark. Canelo is having success with the jab now. Canelo goes 1-2 to the body. They exchange body shots, Plant landing a good square in the middle. Canelo with a jab.

MMA Fighting scores round 10-9, Canelo. Overall 97-93, Canelo.

Round 11: Canelo shows a quick jab. He jabs and lands two more to the body. The left hook hurts Plant and he falls to his knees. He’s quick to get up, standing at eight, and he’s good to go. Canelo really pours it now, Plant desperate to run away, but he just stumbles around the ring. No more punches Land and Plant drop again, he’s on his back, no need to count here. Canelo Alvarez is now the undisputed super middleweight champion.

Official result: Canelo Alvarez beats. Caleb Factory via TKO (R11, 1:05)


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