Betting prediction: Canelo Alvarez to crush Caleb Plant in Las Vegas

Canelo is fighting in his 19th world title fight compared to Plant's five and has just one defeat in the process, with wins in four different weight classes.

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Caleb Plant collide for all four major world titles at super middleweight to determine the first undisputed champion in the division.

The build-up has included a press conference brawl that left Plant with a cut underneath his eye. Luckily for both of them, it didn't have an impact on delaying the fight. Did it happen to hype the fight up and sell a few more pay-per-views? Probably.

This is the second unification bout for Canelo this year - the other being against former WBO titlist Billy Joe Saunders who retired in his corner after eight rounds following a quadruple fracture to his eye.

It is also Canelo's 19th world title fight and he has only lost one of those coming to Floyd Mayweather in 2013. At that point, Canelo entered the fight at 22 and was taking on a fighter who at 36, was still at the peak of his powers.

There is no denying who is current Pound for Pound king in boxing is. Canelo unified the middleweight division, moved up and won light heavyweight gold and is now one win away from becoming undisputed king at 168lbs. If he wins, then there is an argument to say he is the greatest Mexican fighter of all-time.

The man standing in his way is Nashville's Plant. He has made three successful defences of his IBF world title - a win over Caleb Truax being his standout win as champion. Plant has won his other two defences inside the distance and is a good, solid fighter who James DeGale wanted none of towards the end of his career - opting to vacate the title Plant now has to face Chris Eubank Jr. instead.

Plant is at a similar level to Saunders when it comes to technical ability, punching power and footwork - which is good, not great. Neither Saunders nor Plant is great in one department and when you take on Canelo, you need at least one attribute where you are better than him at.

A fight between Saunders and Plant would be a more intriguing fight because Canelo is on another planet compared to the rest of these fights in and around the super middleweight division.

The fight will be identical to the way Canelo dispatched Saunders but with the heart and pride that Plant has, I expect it to take him into the 'championship rounds' before Alvarez steps up the pace and ends proceedings between rounds 10-12.

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