“Don’t Be Surprised”: Caleb Plant Willing to Brawl With Canelo Alvarez

Published 08/22/2021, 6:30 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)


Despite Canelo Alvarez’s mighty aura, IBF titlist Caleb Plant will not be hesitant in the ring on November 6. The undefeated champion has claimed that he will ensure his victory by any means, vowing not to hold himself from brawling against the P4P king.

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The fight, which was scrapped a few weeks back, has come back to life. Thus, Plant and Alvarez will now collide to crown the undisputed unified champion at 168 lbs.

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Following the announcement, ‘Sweethands’ connected with the media for the first time and provided views on his stance if Canelo Alvarez gets violent inside the ring.

Caleb Plant said, “I am willing to and ready to take it wherever it has to, to get my hands raised. But don’t be surprised if you see me do my thing.”

Meanwhile, Alvarez has been on a tear in the super middleweight division. After entering the weight class against Callum Smith in December, the Mexican star has bagged three world titles. He now has the WBC, WBA, WBO belts and is only short of Caleb Plant’s IBF strap.

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Plant has his title and an undefeated tag to defend. That said, the upcoming collision can see two of the best super middleweights push each other to their limits. However, Alvarez still looks favorable to win, at least on the papers.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant- The fight is done

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21-0 as a pro with 12 KO wins, Plant has a few things to worry about. Despite successfully defending his belt against Caleb Truax in January, he didn’t look convincing. While many had predicted to see a KO coming from ‘Sweethands’, Plant’s performance was actually sloppy. There’s no denying that such a performance would cause no trouble to Canelo Alvarez.

May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez celebrates defeating Billy Joe Saunders during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The P4P King has had successful outings against Avni Yildirim and Billy Joe Saunders in his last two appearances. In a period from February to May, the P4P king has vanquished an undefeated champion and has defended his 168 lbs belts too. Hence, on paper, the Mexican will be the favorite.

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But given the unpredictability of the sport, Plant will always have his chances of winning. Who do you think will have the last laugh?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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