Can Caleb Plant pull off an upset against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez? | DAZN News US

The DAZN Boxing Show discussed the weekend's fight

The DAZN Boxing Show discussed the potential for an upset as Caleb Plant prepares to fight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez this weekend.

The pair fight on Saturday night, with the victor becoming the undisputed super middleweight champion. Canelo brings the WBA, WBC and WBO belts, while Californian fighter Plant is the IBF champion.

Speaking on the DAZN Boxing Show, Barack Bess praised Plant.

“I believe that Plant is a phenomenal fighter. And I do believe that Canelo will go into the fight smart and he will definitely keep his emotions in check,” he began.

“But the real question is, how dangerous is Plant? Because if you were to ask me a couple of years ago, I would have said Plant’s too big for Canelo. Matter of fact, I've said that before,  then what happens?

“Canelo moves up in weight, and he fights guys better than Rocky Fielding? Guys at the top? He started with Callum Smith, and he showed that size doesn't always matter when you have that much skill, and the power that Canelo was able to bring up from 154 pounds.”

Akin ‘Ak’ Reyes found it hard to gauge just how dangerous Plant would be.

“We were in London and we just saw Calvin Smith score an amazing knockout,” he explained.

“He's a very dangerous, very dangerous puncher and we saw how dangerous he was and we saw what Canelo was able to do to him. Now Plant is a phenomenal boxer, it's hard to say how dangerous he can be. He's been dangerous throughout his fights. He's undefeated. He also went to distance with [Caleb] Truax, he went to distance with other guys like Andrew Hernandez.

“It's hard to judge it because Canelo has been in there with better opposition. He has stopped better opposition. And you know, he's a more experienced fighter. Plant has the opportunity obviously to upset him, to surprise the world. But if you're a guy that wants to make a calculated guess you would have to assume that he's not up to par with Canelo.”

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