Long live Mexico! That seemed to be what people yelled at when they watched Canelo Alvarez become the undisputed king of super middleweigh
Long live Mexico! That seemed to be what people yelled at when they watched Canelo Alvarez become the undisputed king of super middleweight.
The 31-year-old has cleaned up the division by beating Caleb Plant and now the Guadalajara native is the one with all the belts.
Canelo knocked out Plant in the eleventh round of an exciting contest
He is the undisputed king and won from the best boxers of the last 20 years.
It was a must-see fight and even Dana White was seen watching it during UFC 268 when the promotion president revealed that he had $ 100,000 in the Mexican to win by knockout.
And for becoming undisputed, the biggest names in boxing offered their congratulations, while Mike Tyson, who was in the front row in Las Vegas, already seemed confident that Canelo would deliver.
“He has proven to be the best of a generation,” Tyson said before the game.
In the space of 11 months, he has become the champion of the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and Ring Magazine and as for his next move, it won’t be until May.
“My body needs to rest,” he said, and he is not wrong in having fought to greatness in such a short time.
Josh Taylor, the undisputed light welterweight champion was one of the first to welcome him to the ‘club’.
Manny Pacquiao, meanwhile, insisted boxing is in “good hands” with Canelo at the helm.
Canelo has cleaned up the super middleweight division and took the final belt by knocking out Plant.
Congratulations to the pound-for-pound king @canelo for making boxing history as the first undisputed super middleweight champion in history. Plant put up a great fight, but Canelo is too good. Boxing is in good hands.
– Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) November 7, 2021
At the height of @Canelo in another impressive victory to become the Undisputed super middleweight champion. He clearly understood the task. @SweetHandsPlant keep your head up… going after history is a bumpy road, but this is not the end. #CinnamonPlant
– Lennox Lewis, CBE, CM (@LennoxLewis) November 7, 2021
Canelo the best mf fighter in the world! Period
– Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) November 7, 2021