“I Even Had My Suit Ready”- Caleb Plant Reveals His Dress Code for the Canelo Alvarez Fight Night

Published 08/05/2021, 10:59 AM 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)


IBF super-middleweight champion Caleb Plant might have lost his chance to have a shot at the three-belt unified champion Canelo Alvarez. The two were scheduled to meet each other by the end of this year in a unification fight. However, as a few contractual dramas seem to have curbed the potential fight, Alvarez is looking at the other options for his in-ring return.

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While a few reports have suggested that Caleb Plant’s uncanny financial demands have hampered the fight, ‘Sweethands’ doesn’t seem ready to admit that. He has expressed himself on social media, posting a picture of himself in a suit. He claimed it was his fight night suit for the unification collision, which may not happen soon.

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Caleb Plant also explained himself in another post. According to him, he has never boxed for money and was not opting for an exceptional payday. While it’s clear that Canelo Alvarez could have brought a lucrative earning to Plant, ‘Sweethands’ didn’t tag it as his first priority.

Nevertheless, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has already begun searching for another opponent for Alvarez. There’s no denying that the P4P king can enter any championship ride. However, a 168 lbs unification battle would have made the most sense.

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The fight is still relevant and can happen somewhere down the line. But the sheer activeness in the 168 lbs division might see a change in its titleholders. That said, Plant will have to keep on defending his title, unless Canelo Alvarez finally opts to face him.

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What’s next for Caleb Plant?

Even though Alvarez was the best option, Plant’s IBF championship will bring him several more names. David Benavidez and several more boxers are there, hoping to face Alvarez. As Canelo Alvarez seems uninterested in all of them, Plant can use himself to fill the void.

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)

21-0 as a world champion, Plant needs to strengthen his resume before challenging Alvarez. On winning potential matchups at 168 lbs, ‘Sweethands’ will clearly raise his bar to a point where Alvarez might be forced to face him. Hence, all Plant needs to do is stay active and keep winning.

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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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