Caleb Plant Down to Fight Anybody After Defeating Caleb Truax but Refrains From Calling Out Canelo Alvarez

Published 01/30/2021, 11:21 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 20: Referee Robert Byrd (L) holds up the arm of Caleb Plant as he celebrates his third-round TKO victory over Mike Lee to retain his IBF super middleweight title at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Caleb Plant has successfully defended his IBF super-middleweight title. ‘Sweethands’ extended his unbeaten streak to 21-0 with a dominant display. This victory now keeps in line to face pound-for-pound king, Canelo Alvarez.

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NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 15: Caleb Plant celebrates after defeating Vincent Feigenbutz of Germany in their IBF world super middleweight championship bout at Bridgestone Arena on February 15, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Plant defeated Feigenbutz by TKO during the tenth round. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

The two fought on the main event on FOX and Plant gave Truax a complete boxing lesson. However, despite saying he wants to be undisputed, the IBF champion refrained from calling out the Mexican.

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At the post-fight interview, Plant said his primary goal is to become the first super-middleweight champion of the world. He then added, “Whoever’s in the way, that doesn’t matter. You line them up, I’ll know ‘em down right here on FOX.”

To the question of a potential Canelo Alvarez fight, Plant remained diplomatic again. He called himself the best super-middleweight but added, “As I said, whoever’s in the way of me becoming the undisputed champion, you line ‘em up, I’ll knock them down.”

 This diplomatic approach may have disappointed some fans who were expecting fireworks after the fight.

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When could Caleb Plant fight Canelo Alvarez?

Alvarez has expressed his desire to unify the division and wants all the belts. He has even taken the fight against Avni Yildirim two months after his last fight, so he can make the unifications happen in the latter months of 2021.

Plant has just fought Truax, meaning he will be out of the sport for a while. Moreover, his return to training will depend on the severity of his hand injury which he sustained in the fight. Therefore, this gives both fighters enough time to meet for a later date.

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Canelo has given his ideal time-line, which suggested a May and September schedule. While reports suggest he has already agreed on a deal for May with Billy Joe Saunders, Canelo has no opponent for September.

This could be the potential date for Plant to take on the Mexican, provided he gets through his next two fights. ‘Sweethands’ will have recovered by then and it would match Alvarez’s schedule.

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Do you think Caleb Plant should fight Canelo Alvarez next, or should he wait and fight someone else?

READ: 5 Lesser-Known Facts About Caleb Plant

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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