Canelo Alvarez talks unification with Caleb Plant on Last Stand podcast


During the latest installment of Brian Custer’s The Last Stand podcast, Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez makes an appearance and fields questions from Custer and fans alike about his upcoming undisputed unification bout with Caleb Plant and what could possibly come afterwards. Check out some excerpts below.

Canelo on what it would mean to become undisputed champion at 168lbs

“It means a lot for my legacy. This fight is really important for us, for me, for Mexico, for the fans, for me team, because I’m going to be the first Mexican-American fighter to be undisputed champion. So for me it’s really important because at the end of the day I just want to make history.”

On his face off with Caleb Plant during their press conference

“I just (took off my sunglasses for the face off) because I want to see the eyes good. But he don’t take his glasses off so, it doesn’t matter. But when I push him, you see when he’s coming I just see something, ‘he’s gonna throw something or do something’ so that’s why.”

On if he was aggravated by Plant calling him a drug cheat or being called a ‘motherfucker’

“The thing (that) bother me when he said ‘you motherfucker’ — for us that means a lot. So for Mexicans it means a lot so that’s why for me he crossed the line and that’s why I push him.”

On Andre Ward working with Plant in the lead up to this fight

“I really don’t care. I really don’t care, at the end of the day it’s me and him so I don’t care who train him and what he do, I’m gonna be in the ring with him and do my things and I have more experience, I have skills, and I’m gonna show that.”

On saying that he wants to break Plant’s jaw and Plant saying he has to back that up in the ring

“And I will, soon.”

On Plant’s assertion that Canelo has the most difficulty dealing with boxers

“A long time ago. We’ll see, but that’s a long time ago but I’m way different now. Way different fighter now so we’ll see November 6th. I’m more mature, more strong, more complete fighter with more experience. I’m a complete fighter now, I’m at my peak.”

On predicting that he’ll easily stop Plant within 8 rounds

“The first rounds is going to be difficult because of his style, but I know, I know how to break down that style. So maybe after five rounds I’m gonna do my things.”

On if he likens this fight to his previous bout against Billy Joe Saunders

“Yeah, same but different because Billy Joe Saunders southpaw and Caleb Plant is orthodox. I think it’s going to be maybe a little easy for me.”

On if he’ll stay at 168 to defend his titles should he beat Plant or move to another weight class

“We don’t know. We just have this goal, we just have this goal in a short time to unify these belts and after this we don’t know. We going to rest a little bit and then we’ll see. But I want to do the best fights out there.

“I just want to fight the fights that people want and…

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