Eddy Reynoso, trainer and manager of four division world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, must apply a lot of pressure from the very start of the upcoming unification with Caleb “Sweethands” Plant.
Canelo will stake the WBC, WBO, WBA super middleweights against Plant, the IBF champion, on November 6, live on Showtime PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The contest will be Canelo's fourth ring appearance in the last twelve months. He last saw action back in May, when he unified the WBC, WBO and WBA titles with a stoppage win over Billy Joe Saunders.
Plant is known for his movement and his boxing ability - which is why Reynoso wants immediate pressure from Canelo when the first bell sounds off.
“We’re very focused right now. It’s an emotional experience preparing for a fight of this magnitude. We’re anxious, but in a good way, as we head toward November 6," Reynoso said.
“There’s no bad blood with Caleb in my mind. We’re just focused on making history. At the end of the day, we want to continue to build our name so that Mexicans around the world can galvanize around Canelo Alvarez.
“The experience and heart that Canelo has are going to be the key to victory. We have to go out there and find Caleb Plant. He’s a good technical fighter, he has good legs and a good boxing IQ. We have to pressure him from the very start.
“Our focus is to make sure we show everyone that Mexican boxing is number one. If we’re able to get this victory and unify the division, we will really be making a big mark in the sport.
“This is the most important fight in Canelo’s career. As a prizefighter there is nothing bigger than unifying a division. That’s why we’re training so hard.”