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Canelo Alvarez is ready for title fight vs. Caleb Plant

LAS VEGAS — Canelo! Canelo!

Caleb Plant put a finger to his ear and smirked.

Canelo! Canelo!

His IBF tremendous middleweight strapped to his shoulder, Plant waved on the 4,200 followers contained in the MGM Grand Backyard Area to proceed. For a number of minutes on Friday it wasn’t Plant vs. Canelo Álvarez, his opponent in Saturday’s 168-pound unification fight. It was Plant vs. the gang.

Throughout the dais, Álvarez watched, smiling. This is acquainted turf for Alvarez, the largest star this facet of the Atlantic, boxing’s pound-for-pound king. Since 2013, when a 23-year-old Álvarez dropped a call to Floyd Mayweather, Álvarez has fought in these sort of atmospheres, in entrance of offered out crowds and packed weigh-ins, staring down undefeated opponents with scores of cameras rolling. He wears Dolce & Gabbana pajamas to venues and operates, says Álvarez’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, with the arrogance of a Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods.

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