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One of the biggest fights in modern boxing history — Canelo vs. Plant — took place back on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
If you missed your chance to watch it live, where can you watch it online to get back up to speed with your sports friends and coworkers?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to watch the full Canelo vs. Plant fight on DAZN.
The event was originally broadcasted live on Showtime PPV in the United States and BT Sport Box Office in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The live sports and streaming platform, DAZN, did not have the broadcasting rights on the night of the fight. Therefore, it is only possible to watch the full match card through other streaming services that have the video available on-demand.
Where Can I Watch Canelo vs. Plant?
Luckily, Canelo vs. Plant can still be watched on other streaming platforms.
Showtime has its own sports category where the full match can be viewed on a pay-per-view (PPV) basis. Highlights of the fight, as well as a short series documenting the pre-fight press meetings and interviews with the fighters, can also be watched on Showtime.
If you live outside of the three regions mentioned earlier, you might also be able to find the fight’s video available on-demand on the original cable or streaming services.
TV Azteca Deportes
TV Azteca Deportes hosted the fight for streaming while the fight was free-to-air on the Azteca 7, Azteca Uno, adn40, and A Más channels.
Australians were able to view the match on streaming and PPV through Main Event and Kayo Sports. Latvian fans could access Go3 to watch the fight while viewers in Japan would need a Wowow cable service to see who came out on top. In Russia and Turkey, Match TV and S Sport Plus, respectively, had the broadcasting rights for the fight.
Can I Watch Other Fights By Canelo or Plant on DAZN?
DAZN has continued to track some of Canelo’s biggest fights since the Canelo vs. Plant match. The platform carries the Canelo vs. Bivol, which occurred on May 7th, 2022, as well as a confirmation of a match scheduled for September 17th, 2022 against Gennady Golovkin. This would be a rematch since Canelo and Golovkin III faced off back in 2018.
There are also plenty of other features involving Canelo available on DAZN that you can watch if you need more content about the fighter than just the climax of his boxing journey with his fight against Plant.
Finding where to watch content about Caleb “Sweethands” Plant is a little more difficult. Aside from the post-fight analysis of Canelo vs. Plant that you can view on DAZN, there isn’t much else that focuses on Plant.
Even on other streaming platforms and services, finding recordings of Plant online is challenging. The full Canelo vs. Plant fight is still available on Showtime, but neither DAZN nor Showtime seem to carry Plant as a competitor. This might be because Plant’s last fight seems to be the Canelo vs. Plant fight where he defended his IBF title.
What Other Fighters Are on DAZN?
A full schedule of matches and the athletes involved is available on DAZN’s website. But in case you need a brief overview of some of these fighters, we’ve listed some below.
- Hiroto Kyoguchi
- Esteban Bermudez
- Jaime Munguia
- Jimmy Kelly
- Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
- Derek Chisora
While they do live fights on DAZN, they also have a lot of archived fights, so if you want to really get a feel for a fighter, check out their archive section.
On top of the fights, you can also watch videos such as documentaries, interviews, and more.
Who Won Canelo vs. Plant?
After a high-tension, adrenaline-pumping ten rounds, Canelo Alvarez defeated Caleb Plant in a total knockout at just one minute and five seconds left in the eleventh round.
Canelo started round eleven with a straight right that found its mark before being followed by three quick punches to the trunk of Plant’s body. The fatigue of an extended match and all the traded blows was plain to see on Plant’s face which gave Canelo the confidence to push forward on the offensive.
Canelo threw out a left hook that shook up Plant and left him wide open to a vicious follow-up: a right and a left uppercut. Plant fell to the ground briefly before working his way back up onto his unsteady feet.
A left hook from Canelo didn’t quite connect but that didn’t stop him from continuing his assault. A right, a left, then another right put Plant down for the last time in the match as Canelo became the first undisputed super-middleweight champion of the four-belt era.
What Content About Canelo vs. Plant Can I Watch On DAZN?
Even though you can’t watch the entirety of this unbelievably matchup on DAZN, there is still some good coverage of the fight available through the video-on-demand service. A post-fight analysis titled “It’s Time for Canelo vs. GGG” is available for subscribers to the streaming platform’s monthly or annual payment plans.
The video features sports reporter Chris Mannix joining sports broadcasters and hosts, Ak and Barak, as they take a look back at the fight footage.
The trio commentates and breaks down each fighter’s performance, especially that of Canelo Alvarez, before speculating about whether or not Canelo’s abilities might land him a match with Gennady Golovkin, another world-class middleweight boxer.
Why Was Canelo vs. Plant A Historic Fight?
The fight was set to determine the first undisputed champion of the super-middleweight class across all four belt boxing belt titles. This was a rare opportunity because of the diversity of belts and champions to see if all the divisions could be unified by a single fighter in one weight class.
Over eleven months, Canelo worked his way up to 168 pounds and fought hard against tough opponents on his super-middleweight class journey.
A single win against champion Callum Smith scored Canelo two of the four-belt titles recognized across boxing, the World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Council (WBC). Another win against Billy Joe Saunders netted Canelo his World Boxing Organization title.
This just left the International Boxing Federation’s (IBF) title for Canelo to claim before he could become the undisputed champion of the super-middleweight class.
What Other Sports Does DAZN Stream?
DAZN is a dedicated live sports and streaming platform that has more to offer than just boxing. Mixed martial arts round out another part of fighting-type sports before moving on to other sports of varying extremeness.
Extreme sports like motocross and other events hosted by Red Bull are also available on DAZN for those interested in the fast-paced world of motorbikes.
Indoor football, soccer, and golf are some of the more physical sports where you can show off your support for your favorite teams.
Darts and pool finish off the catalog of sports available on DAZN, which is perfect for relaxing with some good friends and a round of cold beers.
So while you may not be able to watch the Canelo vs. Plant fight on DAZN, there are some options for other content like documentaries about Canelo as well as plenty of new and past fights with other fighters featured on the same streaming platform.