Caleb Plant Speaks on Billy Joe Saunders’ ‘Lackluster’ Boxing Style

January 13, 2021 5:00 pm

IBF super-middleweight champion Caleb Plant has given his opinion on fellow champion Billy Joe Saunders. The undefeated American spoke about the Brit’s fighting style and claimed he is lackluster with his performances.

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)

Saunders is the WBO super-middleweight champion and like Plant, is undefeated in his professional career. However, the two have not had much of a history between them and are yet to face each other.

In conversation with Fight Hub TV on YouTube, Plant spoke about several things. On Saunders’ fighting stye, Plant said, “He’s got a slick style, southpaw… He’s got a bit of grittiness to him too. Bit of mean-streak.”

He added, “But some of his performances… some have felt is a little bit lackluster, and some of his world title defenses I guess. But you know, he’s gotten the job done and his hand raised and so…” 

Thus, these comments showed that Plant respects the Brit.

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Will Caleb Plant fight Billy Joe Saunders?

In the video, Plant expressed his desire to become the first undisputed super-middleweight champion. The self-proclaimed ‘Best Super-middleweight in the World’ claimed he is willing to make the big fights in 2021.

Furthermore, after his title defense in December, Saunders also said he wanted to make the big fights happen sooner rather than later. He claimed that the tougher opposition would bring out the best in him.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Billy Joe Saunders celebrates his victory over Tony Hill during the Vacant Commonwealth Middleweight Championship at Royal Albert Hall on April 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

With his fighting style, Plant would surely bring out the best in the Englishman. He would have to be on his A-game to beat the talented American fighter. Furthermore, it would help answer the doubts about his lackluster performances as well.

Therefore, given that both fighters are among the top prospects in the division, and both are world champions, it makes sense for them to get a fight. However, both want the bigger fish in Canelo Alvarez. So it will be interesting to see how this all pans out in 2021.

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