Boxing legend Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao congratulates Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for another stunning performance against his super middleweight rival Caleb Plant.
All the bad blood leading up to the fight reached its crescendo when Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Caleb Plant finally met each other inside the ring. Neither of the two colossal super middleweight fighters backed down and traded blows for 10 straight rounds. However, Alvarez finally put an end to it with style as he scored a TKO win over the American in the 11th round.
As expected, the boxing world erupted following Alvarez's sensational work on Plant and among the biggest names in the industry to commend the Mexican was the now-retired eight-division titlist Manny Pacquiao.
According to Pacquiao, “boxing is in great hands” with Alvarez having cemented his name as the “undisputed” pound-for-pound king.
“Congratulations to the pound for pound king, [Canelo], on making boxing history as the first undisputed super middleweight champion ever,” Pacquiao wrote on Twitter. “[Caleb] Plant put up a great fight but Canelo is just too good. Boxing is in great hands.”
Digging deeper into Alvarez's newest feat, the 31-year-old became the first boxer to unify all four globally recognized titles at the 168 pound division. Hence, he also became the first Mexican fighter to ever become an undisputed champion and the sixth undisputed champion in the four-belt era.
Despite the wide array of accolades, Alvarez still has a lot of options moving forward. To this day, a third fight against his original nemesis Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin is still knocking while Jermall Charlo moving up to 168 is also presenting a strong case.