Former WBA Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman spent some time out of his busy schedule to talk about the anticipated super middleweight undisputed fight between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant, which takes place on the 6th in Las Vegas.
Canelo Alvarez presently holds the WBA, WBC and WBA 168 pound world titles a d will be looking to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion, when he collides with IBF champion Caleb Plant, who also nurtures the same dreams .
The two fighter got involved in a brawl during their press conference face-off and needed security and members of their respective teams to take them apart. However, during that short period, Alvarez connected an over hand right hand that opened a cut on Plants face.
“The thing about Canelo is even with that step back, he is still a pressure fighter. He is still just waiting to drop that power shot, hit you with that body shot, hit you with that uppercut. He is a legitimate power puncher. One of the biggest keys to victory is do not get caught by that power,” said Thurman.
Thurman is happy with the process the sport is making and really loves the fact that the best are being paired up with the best, which translates to more competitive match ups and many unbeaten records going down the drain.
“Look, I love the matchup. I love so many matchups that are happening now. I think the sport is coming back to almost that heyday kind of energy. I think the (Floyd) Mayweather stuff is over, staying undefeated. It is going to be more back to that mma stuff. You win some and you lose some and you get back in the ring and do it again. Great champions, they fall and rise back to the top. Just like other sports, it is any given Sunday.”