Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez lastly shattered Caleb Plant’s spirited resistance with a brutal assault within the eleventh spherical to turn into the undisputed super-middleweight king.
The Mexican star had struggled to pin down Plant, who was lastly floored by an enormous left hook, and Canelo then despatched his rival champion toppling again to the canvas to unify the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF titles.
Stabbing out a stiff jab, Plant rapidly displayed his hand velocity within the opening spherical as Canelo stalked ahead and patiently probed for openings.
Canelo sunk in physique photographs as he edged into vary within the second spherical, however Plant replied with sharp counter punches.
Plant remained elusive within the third, pumping out jabs whereas circling on the again foot, though he briefly slowed after Canelo rattled his ribs with hurtful photographs within the fourth.
A crisp proper hand from Plant clipped Canelo, who answered with extra ferocity, thudding in hooks within the fifth.
Canelo was step by step intensifying his assault, whipping in spiteful hooks within the sixth, however Plant prodded him with exact jabs when he was provided some respite within the seventh.
Indicators of frustration have been creeping into Canelo, regardless of the occasional crunching hook within the eighth, and Plant unloaded a fizzing flurry within the ninth.
However Canelo confirmed his savage intent with stinging physique photographs within the tenth and eventually broke Plant’s resistance within the eleventh.
An enormous left hook despatched Plant toppling onto the canvas and Canelo sensed his second to strike, blasting his opponent again down into the ropes and the referee rapidly signalled the harmful end.