Mexican boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez is expecting Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez to become the undisputed super middleweight champion in November.
Canelo will stake his WBC, WBA, WBO world titles against the undefeated IBF champion, Caleb Plant.
Back in May, Canelo stopped unbeaten Billy Joe Saunders when he fractured his orbital bone to unify the three titles around his waist.
Plant made a mandatory defense at the start of the year, when he outboxed former world champion Caleb Truax over twelve rounds.
Chavez expects some difficult moments in the first half of the fight.
He believes Canelo will eventually make the necessary adjustments to Plant's boxing style to come away with the historic victory.
"It's a fight where the early rounds are going to be difficult, but I think Canelo is going to prevail with his boxing, his strength and he is going to end up beating Caleb Plant. I don't know if he's going to do it by knockout or by decision, but he is going to win. I've seen Caleb Plant fight and he's a good fighter, but he's not a fighter who can beat Canelo. Canelo is in his prime and nobody beats him right now, so he is going to retain his titles," Chavez told Little Giant Boxing.
In addition, there will be packed venue full of Mexican fight fans to provide their full support for Canelo, which Chavez explains will be crucial in this fight.
"[Plant will] feel the pressure because all of the people are supporting your opponent. Every punch that you seem to land, it's as if you didn't do anything and that is gradually undermining the fighter mentally," Chavez concluded.