Caleb Plant Issues a Scathing Response to Mike Tyson

Published 10/09/2021, 2:14 AM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)


Caleb Plant and Canelo Alvarez’s fight is all set to go on the floors on November 6. This is one highly important bout for the super-middleweight division and the sport in general as the winner of this clash will become the maiden undisputed 168-pound champ. That said, the hype behind this contest is insane and fans have fighter have picked their favorite accordingly.

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Alvarez, the p4p star, is an obvious favorite and bigwigs like Mike Tyson are rooting for him. ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ also asserted Alvarez is too strong for Plant. However, the IBF super-middleweight champ didn’t like his comments at all. Hence, in his recent chat with FightHype, ‘Sweethands’ responded to Tyson.

He said, “Yeah, he was saying stuff like, he’s too strong for me and you know he’s a lot stronger than me, but everyone who really knows boxing and follows boxing knows that I’m not some one trick pony.”

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“So he was stronger than Lennox Lewis, he was stronger than Evander Holyfield, but there’s a lot more to win a fight than just being stronger than somebody.”

Plant is extremely optimistic about winning his fight against Canelo. In his pre-fight press conference with the Mexican boxer, the American fighter rolled out some fiery words. Later, the duo even engaged in a brawl, where Alvarez seemed to have the upper hand.

Is Canelo Alvarez’s power really a problem for Caleb Plant?

Canelo Alvarez holds a 64.41% KO ratio, and he’s a true aggressor in every sense. Alvarez looks for that one opening that helps him launch a barrage of punches on his opponents. He targets the body and later attacks the head and chin.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant during a face-off before a press conference ahead of their super middleweight fight on November 6 at The Beverly Hilton on September 21, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Plant isn’t well equipped to face powerful fighters because, in his career, he hasn’t faced someone of Canelo’s caliber. Hence, Alvarez’s power could be a problem.

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However, if he doesn’t keep himself in Canelo’s range and constantly lands punches, Plant might just create an opportunity to win. Based on his comments, he seems to have understood his situation and may have crafted a plan to nullify his opponent’s power in the ring.

What do you make of Plant’s above comments on Tyson?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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