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SPORTS SHORTS 256: CANELO ALVAREZ VS. CALEB PLANT TALE OF THE TAPE


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CANELO ALVAREZ
Real name: Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán
Nickname: Canelo ("Cinnamon")
Height: 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Official Weight: 168 lbs.
Reach: 70 1/2 in (179 cm)
Nationality: Mexican
Born: July 18, 1990
Age: 31
Place: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Stance: Orthodox
Total fights: 59
Wins: 56
Wins by KO: 38
Loss: 1
Draws: 2
Rounds: 425
KO rate: 64.41%
Debut: Win over Mexico's Abraham Gonzalez by 4th round TKO on October 29, 2005 at the Arena Chololo Larios, Tonalá, Mexico

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Álvarez is ranked as the world's best active boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec, The Ring, Boxing Writers Association of America; Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and ESPN. He is also ranked as the world's best active super middleweight by BoxRec, The Ring, TBRB, and ESPN.

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Titles held past and present:
WBA (Super) super middleweight champion
WBC super middleweight champion
WBO super middleweight champion
The Ring super middleweight champion
WBO light heavyweight champion
WBA (Super) middleweight champion
WBC middleweight champion
Ring middleweight champion
IBF middleweight champion
WBO light middleweight champion
WBC light middleweight champion
WBA (Unified) middleweight champion
The Ring light middleweight champion
WBC Silver light middleweight champion
WBC–NABF welterweight champion
WBC Youth welterweight champion
WBO Latino welterweight champion
WBA Fedecentro welterweight champion
Jalisco welterweight champion

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Last fight: Win over United Kingdom's Billy Joe Saunders by 8th round TKO on May 8, 2021 at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, U.S.A.

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Second to the last fight: Win over Turkey's Avni Yıldırım by 3rd round TKO on February 27, 2021at the Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, U.S.A.

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Only Loss to American Floyd Mayweather Jr.by majority decision on September 14, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.A.

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Pay-per-view bouts in millions:
Mayweather vs. Canelo 2,200,000
Canelo vs. Chávez 1,000,000
Canelo vs. Golovkin 1,300,000
Canelo vs. Golovkin II 1,100,000

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Trainer/Manager: Eddy Reynoso
Promoter: Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport

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CALEB PLANT
Real name: Caleb Hunter Plant
Nickname: Sweethands
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Official Weight: 167 lbs.
Reach: 74 in (188 cm)
Nationality: American
Born: July 8, 1992
Age: 29
Place: Ashland City, Tennessee, U.S.
Stance: Orthodox
Total fights: 21
Wins: 21
Wins by KO: 12
Loss: 0
Draw: 0
Rounds: 122
KO rate: 57.14%
Debut: Win over Travis Davidson by 1st round KO on May 10, 2014 at the Galen Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

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Titles held:
IBF super middleweight champion

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He is ranked as the world's second-best active super middleweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, third by ESPN and The Ring, and fifth by BoxRec.

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Last fight: Win over American Caleb Truax by unanimous decision on January 30, 2021 at the Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

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Second to the last fight: Win over Germany's Vincent Feigenbutz by 10th roundTKO on February 15, 2020 at the Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

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Trainer: Justin Gamber
Manager: Luis DeCubas
Promoter: Al Haymon of Premier Boxing Champions


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