“It’s an Imaginary List” – Caleb Plant Talks About Canelo Alvarez’s P4P Rank

Published 09/08/2021, 10:00 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)


The rest of 2021 has some exciting fights on the boxing calendar. The Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant contest is one high-class war on the list. They will enter the boxing ring for all the super-middleweight titles on the line. But until now, there’s no clarity on the contracts and purses for this epic November 6 collision.

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Despite that, the IBF super-middleweight champ, Plant, hasn’t shied away from painting shots at Canelo. A few days back, he took wild verbal digs at the Mexican boxer and his team when Oscar Valdez tested positive for a banned substance.

Recently, Plant, in a chat with ESNEWS, spoke about the pound-for-pound rankings and Alvarez holding the number one spot on the same.

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“I don’t know about top-5 but Canelo’s probably right up there number 1. It’s all subjective, you know what I’m saying. It’s an imaginary list but, some people like certain things more, they feel like this guy was better or that guy was better, but he’s up there,” he said.

Plant and Alvarez‘s ultimate aspiration is to cement their legacy as the undisputed king of the 168-pound frame. However, only one among the two can bag that status.

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That said, Plant isn’t really letting Alvarez’s records and aura get into his head. With his above comments, his hunger to beat Canelo is clear. Hence, the fans are in for a real treat and can’t wait for November 6.

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Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant – What can the fans expect?

Caleb Plant and Canelo Alvarez are both capable of taking the fight to the distance, but the Mexican boxer is a good finisher, and he has some notable power under his wing. Also, he has the technical prowess to claim a win on the scorecards if needed.

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That said, this fight can go the distance or even end in a blink of an eye. This makes this contest unique and fans will be hooked in from the start to the end.

With that, it’ll be intriguing to see who among the two comes out on top. What do you make of Plant’s comments on the P4P list? Will Canelo respond?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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