Caleb Plant Issues Stern Warning to Canelo Alvarez, David Benavidez, and Jermall Charlo

Published 09/02/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
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)


These days, the news of Caleb Plant fighting the Mexican boxing great, Canelo Alvarez, is doing rounds on social media. The pair will lock horns not just for a single strap, but for all the super-middleweight belts on offer. Hence, the hype behind this contest is insane and fans are keeping themselves in sync with every minute progress of this encounter.

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Earlier, this fight was set for September. However, because of some adversities, it collapsed. Now, as a 12-round war between these two might come to life in November 2021, both their teams are looking to iron out everything to ensure that there are no more hiccups.

Before that, the IBF champ, Plant, in an exclusive chat with PBC Podcast, opened up on a fight with Canelo and even gave an insight into his vision ahead.

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‘Sweethands’ said, “He’s looked beatable in a lot of his bigger fights. He looked beatable vs Lara, he got schooled by Floyd, he lost the first fight to GGG and it was really close the second time. They’re not gonna convince me the guy’s unbeatable.” (h/t Michael Benson)

Caleb Plant added, “I’ll beat Canelo Alvarez and, if he wants to take the rematch, I’ll beat him twice. I’ll beat David Benavidez, I’ll beat Jermall Charlo and I’ll be crowned as one of the greatest fighters of this era, period.” (h/t Michael Benson)

With his above comments, it seems Plant is in the finest mindset required for the biggest test of his career.

Can Caleb Plant actually get past Canelo Alvarez?

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Although Plant is undefeated in his fighting stint, he still will walk in as an underdog for his fight with Canelo. The latter has witnessed the sport from a different end altogether and he has immense experience.

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)

That said, cracking someone like Alvarez will prove to be a task for Plant. Yet, as he’s a showman, fight fans can expect him to come up with an extremely polished version of himself against the P4P king.

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It’ll be exciting to see this fight set in stone. What do you expect out of Caleb Plant against Canelo? What do you make of his above comments?

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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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