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Canelo vs Plant: Pros react to another big win for Canelo Alvarez, show respect for Caleb Plant’s effort

Canelo Alvarez got the win again, but respect was shown to both fighters from fellow boxers.

Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant both were shown respect from fellow fighters
Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant both were shown respect from fellow fighters
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Canelo Alvarez did as Canelo Alvarez does, stopping Caleb Plant in the 11th round tonight to become undisputed champion at super middleweight, the first in the history of the division.

The win for Canelo (57-1-2, 39 KO) is one of the biggest of his career, at least in terms of the significance, as no Mexican fighter had ever been undisputed champion in any weight class in the four-belt era until tonight.

Fellow fighters — including Manny Pacquiao, current undisputed 140 lb champion Josh Taylor, Gervonta “Tank” Davis, and more — showed great admiration for Canelo’s skills and the result he got tonight, and many were also very complimentary of the effort from Plant (21-1, 12 KO), who probably maximized his skill set in this matchup, all things considered. It just wasn’t quite enough.

Here’s what some of the pros had to say on Twitter immediately after the fight came to a halt:

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