- Online sportsbooks are favoring Canelo Alvarez to defeat Caleb Plant.
- Canelo vs Plant will likely take place in September this year.
- Can Caleb Plant be the one to dethrone Canelo Alvarez?
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s mission to unify the middleweight division is in full swing. After easily defeating Avni Yildirim. The Mexican star eyes up Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant as his next opponents in 2021.
Canelo vs Plant Odds
Canelo is a -455 betting favorite, with an implied win probability of 81%, (Bet $455 to win $100). Whereas Plant is a +350 underdog, (Bet $100 to win $350).
Canelo has two huge opponents in front of him to round off the year. Billy Joe Saunders remains a +275 underdog, compared to Plant at +350. A case can be made for BJS or Plant having an advantage over Canelo. That being said, it is hard to bet against Canelo Alvarez in 2021.
Plant is undefeated after 21 fights, half of which he won by KO. His last win was against Caleb Truax where Plant won by decision. He has been a heavy betting favorite in his past few fights, similar to Canelo.
If you are betting on Canelo defeating Plant, these opening odds might seem lopsided. However, I expect Canelo to be averaging around -600 upwards come fight week.
Caleb Plant The Underdog
Plant’s style is technical and he is athletic enough to give Canelo some problems. If he plays this fight right, he could win some rounds and score a decision win over Canelo. Canelo throws less volume and relies on setting traps to deliver power punches, which could feed right into Plant’s gameplan.
Plant just needs to keep busy in 2021, like how Canelo is doing. Being active in combat sports is key to keeping fluid and fresh inside the ring. The main takeaway is Caleb Plant is no joke. It will be interesting to see what Plant’s odds to win by a decision are, once they’re released.
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