Caleb Plant Reveals Timeframe for Canelo Alvarez Fight

Published 05/01/2021, 11:37 PM 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)


Caleb Plant is one of the best super-middleweight fighters in the world right now. The undefeated American is widely regarded as the one to beat P4P king Canelo Alvarez thanks to his unique boxing style. And the IBF champion has now given fans an update on that potential fight.

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Alvarez has stated his desire to become an undisputed champion at 168 lbs. As a result, a fight against Plant is inevitable. Moreover, Plant has made no secret of his desire to face Alvarez, and boxing fans around the world now have a timeline for the fight.

Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

The 21-0 boxer appeared on PBC’s telecast of Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola. Speaking about a potential date for Alvarez, Plant said, “The plan is for September. So, you know, hopefully we can get everything worked out, and give the fans the first undisputed super-middleweight champion of all time, and you know, everybody will be able to see those belts around me.”

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This comment showed his confidence in beating Alvarez and becoming the undisputed champion. Moreover, it is a timeline that will match all parties as Canelo Alvarez will face Billy Joe Saunders next weekend. This will give the winner enough time to recover and prepare for a fight in September.

Caleb Plant says he will do whatever it takes to become undisputed

This news from the champion showed that his injury has healed, and that he is back in training. However, there is no guarantee that the IBF champion will face Alvarez in September. As a result, Plant confirmed his opinion on this subject.

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Sweethands’ said, “But regardless, I’m looking to become the first undisputed champion at super-middleweight. So, whoever I have to fight, or whatever I have to do to make that happen, that’s what I’m looking to do.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 19: IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant holds up his belt during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Plant will defend his title against Mike Lee on July 20 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

This comment confirmed that Plant is open to fighting Saunders as well, and won’t hold out for Alvarez. However, the champion will have to wait a week to find out which opponent he will face in September.

What do you make of these comments from Caleb Plant? 

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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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