Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will be aiming to add the IBF super-middleweight crown to his current collection of world championship belts when he takes on Caleb Plant in a highly anticipated title unification fight on November 6 as a massive betting favourite on the pro boxing odds. Canelo will be making his fourth ring appearance since December 2020 when he steps into the squared circle at MGM Grand Garden Arena to face the undefeated Plant, and will also be putting his growing collection of super-middleweight titles on the line for the fourth time.
Plant has successfully defended the IBF super-middleweight title on three previous occasions, and has been dominant during his championship reign, but will the toughest test of his seven-year pro boxing career when he faces off against Canelo as a lengthy betting underdog.
CanadianBettingSites takes a look at all the odds and trends ahead of this highly anticipated title fight. Sports bettors looking to get in on boxing action for the first time can refer to our boxing betting guides to learn all they need to know to get the best out of their combat sports betting experience.
|Odds - Plant vs Alvarez|
Plant a Worthy Challenger
Things got heated when Caleb Plant and Saul Alvarez met face-to-face for a recent event promoting their upcoming battle for the unified super-middleweight title in Las Vegas. With neither fighter backing down, punches were thrown on stage, further raising the temperature on this increasingly bitter revival. However, the theatrics have done little to boost Plant’s odds of dethroning “Canelo”, with the 29-year-old set to enter the ring pegged as a distant 7.50 underdog on the pro boxing odds at Betsafe.
🤬 @Canelo and @SweetHandsPlant traded blows in an explosive brawl and then engaged in verbal insults, at their opening press conference.#CaneloPlant | BT Sport Box Office | November 6 pic.twitter.com/E3mlZO3qeo
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) October 8, 2021
Plant brings impeccable credentials into his fourth defence of his IBF super-middleweight title. “Sweethands” remained undefeated as a pro with a unanimous decision win over Caleb Truax just nine months ago, and now sports a spotless 21-0 pro boxing record.
While Plant has regularly seen his fights go the distance, with six of his past eight contests getting decided by the judges, he has also demonstrated his ability to finish opponents. The Tennessee native has finished opponents in two of his past three outings, including a third-round TKO win over Mike Lee in his first-ever title defence two years ago. He also brings sizeable height and reach advantages into the ring against the diminutive Alvarez.
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Canelo Enjoys Sports Bettor Confidence
However, it remains to be seen whether Plant can duplicate the recent efforts of Oleksandr Usyk, who stunned the boxing world while claiming the WBA (Super), IBF, IBO, and WBO heavyweight belts with a massive upset win over Anthony Joshua. Canelo returns to action for his third fight of 2021 pegged as a massive 1.09 favourite at Bet99.
Canelo Alvarez vs Rocky Fielding. pic.twitter.com/TlXUfT88IV
— Jorge Alvarado (@FightFreak3437) September 6, 2021
Sports bettor confidence has been well earned by Canelo, who has dominated the super middleweight division since claiming his first title with his third-round TKO win over Rocky Fielding three years ago. Now sporting the WBA (Super), WBC, WBO, and The Ring super middleweight titles, the talented Mexican has finished opponents in four of his past six outings. He has also avoided defeat in 15 outings since suffering a 12-round majority decision loss to the legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr. over eight years ago.
Canelo’s head movement is really on another level. 💨
— Timeless Sports (@timelesssports_) December 20, 2020
While Canelo’s dominance cannot be denied, he is likely to have his hands full against a big man like Plant. That adds considerable value to the 3.20 odds at Betway favouring the 31-year-old to claim victory by decision. However, size disadvantages are nothing new for the former middleweight, light middleweight, and light heavyweight champion. While Canelo needed all 12 rounds to get past mammoth British contender Callum Smith, he managed to knockout Russian big man Sergey Kovalev in the 11th round of their December 2020 matchup, and should be included on all tickets as a strong 1.50 wager to defeat Plant by KO, TKO, or disqualification.
The Pick: Canelo Alvarez to win by KO, TKO or disqualification (1.50) at Betway