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The Unified Champion

By Olu Allen

Mexican superstar and unified WBA/WBC/WBO Super Middleweight World Champion Canelo Álvarez and undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant previewed their historic showdown at the final press conference on Wednesday before they meet in the SHOWTIME PPV main event this Saturday, November 6 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo and Plant shared the stage for the first time Wednesday since their heated announcement press conference in September, where the two fighters exchanged shoves and glancing blows in Los Angeles. Saturday’s highly-anticipated showdown winner will make history as the first undisputed super middleweight champion during the four-belt era.

Only five male fighters in the history of boxing have accomplished becoming undisputed champion. Who will be the sixth?

Both fighters will receive $50 million. How will they split it? $40 million goes to Canelo Álvarez and $10 million to Caleb Plant, according to ESPN’s Mike Coppinger.

However, that amount is just what the Mexican and American boxers will earn just for stepping into the ring, without considering sponsorships and a part of the box office takings they will obtain.

The Mexican Alvarez will be looking to go one step further than boxing great Joe Calzaghe, who also held 3 titles in the weight class.

The Undercard matches are as follows:

Andre Dirrell vs. Marcos Hernandez.

Rey Vargas vs. Leonardo Baez.

Elvis Rodríguez vs. Juan Pablo Romero.

Jose Manuel Gomez vs Jose Antonio Meza.

Joselito Velazquez vs Gilberto Mendoza.

Rances Barthelemy vs Gustavo David Vittori.

Jan Salvatierra vs Fernando Diaz.

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