Eddy Reynoso Teases ‘Good News’ While Caleb Plant and Canelo Alvarez Hit the Gym

Published 07/13/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


The P4P King Canelo Alvarez looks to return soon and shoot for his much-desired 168 lbs title unification fight against IBF champion Caleb Plant. Following his WBO title win over Saunders in May, Alvarez has claimed to return to the gym. Meanwhile, his head trainer Eddy Reynoso has teased “good” news from the Mexican’s camp, which subtly indicates the fruition of an undisputed super middleweight fight.

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That said, Caleb Plant has claimed to have never left the gym. Despite the unofficial status, Plant vs Alvarez is the most likely fight to take place at this stage. So, Plant might have begun his preparations a long time back. While Alvarez dropped the news of his resurgence in the gym, Plant seemingly sent a reply and said, “Been in the gym,”

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Interestingly, Caleb Plant is the unbeaten champion between him and Alvarez, leaving no blueprints of defeat. However, Canelo Alvarez has vanquished two undefeated stars in the super middleweight division which began by grabbing the WBC, WBA, and Ring titles against Callum Smith in December. 2020.

So, Plant’s unbeaten status is not new to the P4P King. Furthermore, he holds sheer experience to his side and has a much higher position than Caleb Plant in the ongoing ride. That said, ‘Sweet Hands’ might just be another easy payday for Canelo Alvarez, who appears invincible at this point.

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Standing at 6’1” Caleb Plant would dwarf 5’8” tall Canelo Alvarez under every physical parameter. However, this advantage might not be very useful. Alvarez has proven his worth against much taller opponents and has comfortably picked wins. So, Plant’s bigger size may not be a lot to worry about for the Mexican sensation.

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)

The orthodox hitters would collide in a 12-round main event which would demand a lot from both men. That said, Alvarez has the experience of going against several elites, much greater than Caleb Plant.

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However ‘Sweet Hands’ would be entering the biggest fight of his career against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. While this massive opportunity may drive the American boxer to unleash his best side, he might also fall short before the mighty Canelo Alvarez. Thus, it leaves the door open to several possibilities.

Who do you think will have the last laugh? Canelo Alvarez or Caleb Plant?

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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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