Caleb Plant Plans to ‘Trouble’ Canelo Alvarez With Floyd Mayweather Like Athleticism and Boxing IQ

Published 05/25/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


This year, Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant will enter a massive showdown against each other. The pair will fight each other for the undisputed super-middleweight championship. That said, this fight has garnered everyone’s attention and Canelo is the sheer favorite in this fight for obvious reasons. However, the underdog Plant is extremely confident of putting up a show in the biggest battle of his life.

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In a recent interaction with Tennessean, Plant said, “I feel like my height, my reach, my athleticism are my strengths,”

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)

“I have all the boxing IQ in the world. When he fought Floyd, when he fought Lara (Erislandy), I don’t fight just like Floyd and I don’t fight just like Lara, but I posses a lot of the same athleticism if not more. I posses a lot of the same boxing IQ. Those are things that have given him trouble and I feel like I can capitalize from them also.” (h/t DAZN NEWS)

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Until now, Caleb Plant has enjoyed an exemplary run in the super-middleweight roster. This is predominantly why he’s retained the IBF belt alongside his undefeated stint.

‘Sweethands’ has taken on numerous rugged opponents until now. But his ultimate test lies in battling the sturdy Mexican for all the 168-pound titles later this year.

Moreover, Plant seems in the most ideal frame and mindset for this bout. Also, he has a lot of confidence in his abilities that’ll eventually help him edge over Alvarez.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant – is this the biggest clash in the 168-pound landscape?

Canelo and Plant both rank among the most thunderous boxing talents in the super-middleweight roster. The pair has overpowered countless opponents till now, and a fight between these two is unquestionably the biggest of all.

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That said, fans are in for a real treat with this fight because this contest has every chance to walk down as one of the best fights at this weight class.

It’ll be interesting to see who among these two comes out on top to cement his legacy for many more years to come.

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What do you make of Plant’s aforementioned 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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