Canelo/Plant. Sunday. FREE
Explore the facts and figures of Canelo-Plant.

According to CompuBox, Canelo landed 117 out of 361 punches, while Plant connected on 101 of 441. Canelo had the edge in power shots 102-59.
At the time of the stoppage, Canelo was ahead on the scorecards 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94.
Attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas was 16,586. The live gate and PPV numbers weren’t available at press time.
Canelo is now 57-1-2, 39 KOs, Plant is 21-1, 12 KOs.
Canelo will bank $40 million and Plant will earn $10 million.
Canelo is now one of 6 undisputed champions in the four-belt era, joining Bernard Hopkins, Jermain Taylor, Terence Crawford, Oleksandr Usyk and Josh Taylor. Teofimo Lopez has an argument that he’s in that elite club also.
Next challenge for Canelo?

Now that Canelo has completed his mission of becoming undisputed super middleweight champion by knocking off three undefeated fighters, including the World Boxing Super Series winner, what’s next?

Other super middleweights

Former WBC champion David Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs) seems the main threat. Canelo got the vacant WBC title after Benavidez missed weight for a title defense. Benavidez had a legit excuse, being trapped in a hotel “bubble” without proper facilities during the lockdown days.

Otherwise, the WBA could order Canelo to fight regular champion David Morrell (5-0, 4 KOs) as part of their title reduction reforms. Thoughts of Canelo versus KO artist Edgar Berlanga (18-0, 16 KOs) have all but evaporated with Berlanga’s stock plummeting in recent fights.

Middleweights moving up

Of course, a third showdown with current IBF champ Gennadiy Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) looms largest. GGG is pushing 40 now, however, so this bout is probably now or never.

Other options: WBC champ Jermall Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs), WBO champ Demetrius Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs), or WBA champ Erislandy Lara (28-3-3, 16 KOs), whom Canelo owns a split decision win against.

Light heavyweight

Canelo has already tasted the light heavy division once, and there is plenty of stiff competition at 175 –
especially WBC/WBO champ Artur Beterbiev (16-0, 16 KOs).

Other options: WBA champ Dmitry Bivol (18-0, 11 KOs), WBO champ Joe Smith Jr (27-3, 21 KOs), and unbeaten “Zurdo” Ramirez (42-0, 28 KOs).

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Of course, Canelo could end up fighting one of his four mandatory challengers or someone completely off our radar. In any event, expect to see him back in the ring the first week of May.

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