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Canelo Álvarez targets Caleb Plant knockout

The Mexican superstar and four-division World Champion previewed his anticipated fight against the American boxer and he insists he will look for the knockout.

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Canelo Álvarez targets Caleb Plant knockout

There are less than two weeks left for the highly anticipated fight between Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez and Caleb Plant at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Mexican superstar and four-division World Champion held a conference call with journalists prior to making the trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, ahead of the fight scheduled for 6 November.

Canelo wants the KO

I hope he has a good chin because he’s going to need it on fight night,” said Álvarez. “I’m always ready. I just can’t wait. I feel strong and fast. With all of the talk, it’s become personal. He crossed a line. But I have to remain focused, because this is a very important fight for me.

Caleb has good boxing skills. He has good movement and a good jab. But it’s nothing new for me. I know what I need to do. I need to be patient in the early rounds and then start doing my job. Even harder than getting to the top is staying there. That’s why I try to get better each and every day. That’s what I’ve been trying to do from my first fight up until now,” he added.

The Mexican superstar wants to make boxing history and he wants to take away the IBF Super Middleweight title from ‘Sweethands’ Plant. The winner of this fight will be the first undisputed 168-pound World Champion of the four-belt era.

I’m 100% focused on this fight. There’s nothing else crossing my mind. After it’s over, we’ll figure out who the next opponent will be,” said ‘Canelo’ during Wednesday’s conference call.

Being the undisputed champion is huge for my legacy. Not only would it be an honor to be the first Latin American fighter to do it, but there’s only a select club of fighters who have achieved this. Eddy and I said in the beginning that the goal was to be undisputed, and now we’re one fight away.”

Regarding the exchange of words during the press conference

Everyone knows what I’m going to do in the ring. When something is personal with me, it’s different. I have something special in my mind and I’m going to make it a great night for us. The pandemic made me have to slow down for about a year, so I’m thankful that I’ve been active since then.

"Things are going fast now, and I love it. I’m thankful to be in this position.”