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“Canillo” Alvarez vs. Caleb Blunt: What do you expect from the long-awaited controversial match and why don’t you miss it?


November 5, 2021 11:50 GMT

The Mexican and his American rival will meet on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Boxing fans will be able to enjoy Saturday night the long-awaited and controversial fight between Mexican Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez and American Caleb Plant, which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Fighting is of great importance since then Four belts will be on the table From the 76 kg category: World Boxing Federation (WBC), World Boxing Federation (WBA), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Since December 2020, Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) has been seeking to consolidate all four titles. He started by beating Callum Smith for the WBA and WBC titles, then beat Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO belt in May. Now it remains only for him to get the IBF, which is in the hands of the plant (21-0-0, 12 KOs). By defeating the American, Canelo achieved his eighth consecutive victory with this belt He will become the first undisputed champion in this category.

Alvarez recently stressed that “it’s more difficult to stay there than to get to the top”. “That’s why I try to improve every day. It’s what I’ve tried to do since my first fight until now.”

We sell smoke.

For his part, experts note that the Mexican – who suffered his only professional defeat in 2013, when he fell by wide decision in a 69-kilogram battle against Floyd Mayweather – has clear advantages over his rival. “We sell smoke, we sell imagination“, She said This Wednesday, ESPN sports journalist David Fittelson spoke about the fight.

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“We won’t know if Blunt is the contender he really claims to be until the bell rings at the MGM Grand on Saturday,” he said. “We’ll see if the same thing that happened to Billy Joe Saunders didn’t happen to him, or what happened [Avni] Yildirim, or happened to Caleb Smith himself,” he added, recalling that these middleweight boxers were undefeated in their fights with Alvarez – except for Yildirim – and The Mexicans have finally defeated them.

However, he stressed, Blunt’s case “is to walk very well in the ring, knowing how to get out of complicated situations when he’s on the ropes.”The virtues that make him a seemingly difficult boxer for Canelo. Easy competitors, very simple.”

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