Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant: A look at the longshot odds

The pair are colliding for the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO super middleweight world titles, the first time it has happened at 168lbs in boxing history.

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is looking to continue making history when he faces Caleb Plant for all four world titles at super middleweight.

The Mexican - who is the first from his country to hold four world titles in as many divisions above 147lbs - can become the division's first undisputed champion with victory. Nashville's Plant, who holds the IBF world title, can also achieve the same accomplishment and if he does, he'll be boxing's newest superstar.

It is no secret that Canelo is backed to win this unification, and quite comfortably, given his most recent victories. The 30-year-old unified the middleweight division, outpointing Daniel Jacobs, before overcoming WBA titlist Callum Smith and WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders at 168lbs.

Canelo has transferred more power to his skillset since moving up to super middleweight and Planet Sport is expecting another sensational win for the future legend of the sport.

Ahead of the Las Vegas encounter, we take a look at some of the longshot odds.

When: November 6

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

How to watch: Fox / BT Sport

Canelo to win between rounds 10-12

Canelo Alvarez celebrates after defeating Billy Joe Saunders in their unified super middleweight world championship boxing match

The problem fighters have when facing Canelo is that he only gets better as the fight goes on. When Canelo beat Saunders, he dominated the ring space and applied pressure to the British southpaw during the opening rounds.

In the mid-rounds, Saunders offered some promise, landing several uppercuts to Canelo but he never rocked him at any point. With a false sense of security, Saunders had one lapse of concentration and in the process got hit with a punch that left his eye fractured in four places.

The fight was over in round eight with Saunders not returning from his stall. Plant has a similar style to Saunders and there is a good chance the fight does not go the full distance. Kovalev also experienced a similar outcome, getting sensationally knocked out in round 11.

Canelo Alvarez to win on points

Plant is yet to taste defeat in his career, although the calibre of opponents have been nowhere near the level of someone like Canelo.

However, with an undefeated record and results on show, Plant is yet to be troubled, rocked or hurt. Canelo is the boogeyman of the super middleweight division but while he dominated Smith in December, he was unable to get him out of the ring before the final bell.

Plant is passionate and talks about the amount of heart and determination he has. Hoping to put on the performance of his life, and with a huge amount of pride on the line, he may be able to take Canelo the distance if the right tactics are used.

Plant to win by KO/TKO/DQ/Technical Decision/

Caleb Plant listens to his trainer during a press conference

In two of Plant's world title defences, he has won inside the distance. The first being a third round TKO of Mike Lee in 2019. The second was in round 10 against Germany's Vincent Feigenbutz in his hometown of Nashville.

Canelo has just one defeat on his record to Floyd Mayweather via unanimous decision in 2013 and is yet to taste the canvas during his 16-year career. While he looks unstoppable, at some point in his career, time will catch up on him. It doesn't look like it will this fight but stranger things have happened inside the squared circle.

All it takes is an injury, a bad cut or a punch from the gods to change a fight on its head. Plant is unlikely to win on points even if he should, due to the judges always seeming to favour boxing's golden boy - just look at his first fight with Gennadiy Golovkin which ended in a draw despite the Kazakh great dominating.

A win before the final bell is Plant's best chance and he will be hoping to provide some drama in the biggest fight of his career.

Read more: Betting Preview - Caleb Plant primed to go the distance against Canelo

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