Caleb Plant Doubts Whether Canelo Has Improved Since Mayweather and GGG Fights

Published 11/04/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 14: Caleb Sweethands Plant poses on stage during weigh-ins on February 14, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Caleb Plant will defend his super middleweight title against Vincent Feigenbutz of Germany Saturday February 15th at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)


Caleb Plant is ready to prove a point when he steps up to face Canelo Alvarez in the maiden undisputed super middleweight championship at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on November 6. The unbeaten world champion has been looked down upon by several analysts and is still the underdog in the mega-fight.

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Plant, however, seems unfazed by all the drama going around. He has shown very little respect towards Alvarez’s mighty resume and has claimed to land an upset on fight night. Referring to some of Alvarez’s hardest-fought battles, ‘Sweethands’ pinpointed why his Mexican opposition isn’t invincible.

In a chat with FightHype.com, Plant said, “Since those fights that he has had trouble with, who has he fought to prove that he no longer has trouble with that.”

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If we talk about Canelo Alvarez‘s toughest fights, Gennady Golovkin, Erislandy Lara, and Floyd Mayweather clearly make up to the list. Mayweather handed Alvarez his sole career loss back in 2013, while the other two also chimed in for a tough call. Although Alvarez seems to have evolved brilliantly since then, Plant may use those fights as a blueprint for his success.

The undefeated IBF champion has been flawless in his career so far. While he shall also defend his unbeaten tag alongside the IBF belt, Plant is on the brink of a career-defining phase that can turn him into a superstar. That said, he claimed to have talked with Floyd Mayweather ahead of facing Canelo Alvarez.

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Is Floyd Mayweather the mentor to Caleb Plant?

Floyd Mayweather has been a mentor to several boxers of the modern age. Caleb Plant is not one of them. But ‘Sweethands’ is fortunate to have shared a few words with ‘TBE’. Floyd Mayweather had dismantled an unbeaten Alvarez in the ring, which is still fresh in the minds of several people. Hence, he has channelized that energy into Caleb Plant.

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Talking about his chat with Mayweather, Plant said, “We (Mayweather and Plant) exchanged a couple of words, not too much. Just a word or two.”

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right to the head of Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)

Well, all the talk is done and we stand just days away from seeing the in-ring clash. Both sides have sent their message and are tuned in for high octane action. Fans are set to see an interesting scrap between two fighters seemingly in their prime.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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