Caleb Plant Reveals What Led to Him Training With Andre Ward Leading up to His Fight Against Canelo Alvarez

Published 10/21/2021, 2:20 AM EDT
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)


Caleb Plant faces Canelo Alvarez on November 6. Ahead of his fight, he went to train with the former undefeated champion Andre Ward in Illinois. In a recent interview with ‘Behind The Gloves’, Plant explained how the two started working together.

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“Me and Andre, we’ve been in contact for a while now and he’s just somebody that I can reach out to. Or sometimes he reaches out to me and just checking in on me. Or you know, if I have questions on things, in the ring, out of the ring, you know. He’s been in a lot of positions and situations that I’m in now.”

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“So it’s always good to have someone who’s been there before you. Who’s carried their selves the way that he carries himself and I got a lot of respect for that. A lot of respect for him, and a lot of respect for what he’s done in the sport. He respects me as well and so it’s just nice to have that person that you can call on and be like, and just ask those questions and just make sure that things are going how they’re supposed to go.”

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“So coming up for this fight he just thought it would be good if I came out for a couple days seeing him in Virgil and just working on a couple things, talk about a couple things and so we did it,” said Plant.

Caleb Plant vs Canelo Alvarez has a lot on the line

Boxing fans will witness history on November 6. When Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez takes on Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant, we will see the first ‘Undisputed’ super middleweight champion of the world. At the MGM Grand Arena, both fighters will look to create history for themselves and their country.

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The fight already garnered a lot of media attention when the two fighters came to blows at their first pre-fight press conference. Alvarez left Plant with a cut under his eye as they left the stage.

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Hence, come November 6, the fans are in for a special fight between the pound-for-pound king and the rising star of the division.

Who do you think will be crowned ‘Undisputed’?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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