Well, it was quite the encounter last night when middleweight king Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez squared off against unbeaten IBF super middle champion Caleb Plant in Las Vegas. Could the four-division world champion and top pound-for-pound fighter make history by becoming the first undisputed super middleweight world champion in boxing history? You can watch extended, 38-minute long, Canelo vs Plant highlights (opens in new tab) of every round for free on YouTube or head over to your boxing channel as listed below.
Boxing fans in Mexico were able to watch a Canelo vs Plant free live stream on Azteca 7 (opens in new tab). Mexican citizens abroad can tune into the Canelo vs Plant live stream using Surfshark (opens in new tab) wherever you are in the world.
Date: Saturday 6th November 2021
Main card: 9pm ET / 1am GMT / 11am AEST (Sun)
Ringwalks: 12am ET / 4am GMT / 2pm AEST (Sun)
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Free stream: Azteca 7 (opens in new tab)
Watch anywhere: Try Surfshark (opens in new tab)
UK stream: BT Sport Box Office (£20 PPV) (opens in new tab)
US stream: Sling (opens in new tab) ($80 PPV + 1 month free)
NZ stream: DAZN (opens in new tab) ($2.99)
AUS stream: Kayo (opens in new tab) (AU$60 PPV)
Tickets: AXS (opens in new tab) (from $504)
History awaited the winner of Canelo vs Plant. Mexican pro Canelo was favourite, having rampaged his way through the 168lb band, beating Rocky Fielding, Daniel Jacobs, Sergey Kovalev, Callum Smith, Avni Yildirim and Billy Jo Saunders, who succumbed to an 8th round TKO in May.
Canelo (56-1-2, 38 KOs) had the WBA (Super), WBC, WBO and The Ring belts, so he just needed the IBF title that remained stubbornly wrapped around the waist of unbeaten Caleb "Chicken Wing" Plant (21-0, 12 KOs).
The Tennessee-based US fighter was ranked as the world's third-best active super middleweight by The Ring, having outclassing Caleb Truax to defend his IFB strap in January. With so much gold on the line, it was no wonder things got very heated. It wasn't be long before the bad blood outside of the ring, spilled inside the ring.
"We come from nothing and we worked hard to be here," raged Canelo at a press conference. "For somebody to lie and talk trash about us, that upset Eddy [Reynoso]. It is what it is though. We just have to show everyone who we are on November 6."
Canelo vs Plant – presented by Premier Boxing Champions – is a $79.99 pay-per-view in the US but it's only a fraction of that price in other countries and even free on Azteca 7 in Mexico (opens in new tab). Here's how to find a Canelo vs Plant free live stream from anywhere in the world.
Canelo vs Plant free live stream
You can watch a Canelo vs Plant free live stream on Azteca 7 (opens in new tab). The Mexican streaming service will show the fight free for all Mexican citizens.
If you're a Mexican who happens to be abroad then make sure you sign up to Surfshark VPN (opens in new tab) so that you can tune into the Canelo vs Plant free live stream. Full details of how to do it just below
Watch a Canelo vs Plant live stream anywhere in the world with a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Canelo vs Plant rights holders, you won't be able to access these streaming services when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as Surfshark (opens in new tab).
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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. Surfshark (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Canelo vs Plant, you may wish to choose 'Mexico' for the Canelo vs Plant free live stream.
3. Then head over to Azteca 7 (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the Canelo vs Plant live stream.
Canelo vs Plant live stream for $2.99 on DAZN
Boxing fans in New Zealand can stream this weekend's big fight live on DAZN (opens in new tab) for only $2.99. The introductory fee is valid for the first month of your subscription, but there's no contract, so you can cancel any time. Worth knowing, right?
DAZN (NZ) Watch Canelo vs Plant for only $2.99 (opens in new tab)
DAZN has the rights to the UFC, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, US Sports, Fightsports, and much more live and on demand in selected European countries. Try it free for one month. Cancel at anytime.
Going to be outside New Zealand this weekend? Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access the NZ version of DAZN (opens in new tab) from anywhere, without being geo-blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 24/7 customer support. Full details below.
UK: Canelo vs Plant live stream
Canelo vs Plant is a pay-per-view in the UK. Head over to BT Sport Box Office (opens in new tab) now to buy the big fight for £19.95 ($30). That's less than half what it costs in the States.
Remember: British boxing fans stuck outside the UK this weekend can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access BT Sport Box Office from anywhere, without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 24/7 customer support.
The Canelo vs Plant ringwalks are expected at 4am GMT.
Canelo vs Plant PPV £19.95 ($30) on BT Sport Box Office (opens in new tab)
Catch all the action live from MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas, on Saturday at a bargain price from BT Sports Box Office . Remember to use a VPN to watch from abroad – UK citizens only, please.
Australia: Canelo vs Plant live stream
Boxing fans in Australia can watch a Canelo vs Plant live stream on Kayo Sports Main Event (opens in new tab) for AU$59.95 (£35 / $45).
Don't forget to use a VPN (opens in new tab) is if you are stuck outside of your home country of Australia this weekend. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 24/7 customer support.
Canelo vs Plant PPV Main Event on Kayo Sports AU$59.95 (opens in new tab)
With Main Event on Kayo Sports you can stream the biggest boxing, UFC and WWE pay-per-view fights, live and on your favourite device. You don't need a regular Kayo subscription to watch Main Event – Canelo vs Plant is standalone PPV.
USA: Canelo vs Plant live stream in the USA
Canelo vs Plant is an $80 pay-per-view in the US. You can order the fight from Showtime, but why do that when you can order it from Sling (opens in new tab) and get one month of Sling (worth $35) absolutely free!
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Purchase the Canelo vs Plant PPV through Sling ($80), and you’ll get one month of Sling absolutely free. Watch the fight live, plus enjoy a whole month of live sports and entertainment without paying a cent!
If you're a Brit who happens to be in the US this weekend, there's no need to pay $79.99 to watch the big fight.
Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access BT Sport Box Office (opens in new tab) without being blocked, as if you were back home in the UK. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 24/7 customer support.
Canelo vs Plant fight card
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez vs Caleb Plant – WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF and Ring Magazine Super Middleweight titles
Andre Dirrell vs Marcos Hernandez – Super middleweight
Rey Vargas vs Leonardo Baez – Super bantamweight
Elvis Rodriguez vs Juan Pablo Romero – Super lightweight
Canelo vs Saunders tale of the tape
Name: Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez – Caleb Plant
Nationality: Mexican – American
Date of birth: 18th July 1990 – 8th July 1992
Height: 5ft 8 inches – 6ft 1 inches
Reach: 70.5 inches – 74 inches
Total fights: 59 – 21
Record: 56-1-2 (38 KOs) – 21-0 (12 KOs)
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez on Caleb Plant
"Caleb might be on the same level as Saunders and Smith, but he's not on my level. I respect that he isn't here to back down. You can see from today that this is definitely going to be a good fight."
Caleb Plant on Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez
"Where I come from, there is no boxing community. There was no other pro I could look to and say that if he can do it, then I can do it. All I had was my mind and my heart.
"I don't do this to be famous or to get attention. When I first started, it was just me and my dad. No one thought I'd be standing here today."
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