‘I’ve Sacrificed a Lot for This’ – Caleb Plant Opens Up on a Potential Fight With Canelo Alvarez

Published 05/20/2021, 6:00 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 14: Caleb Sweethands Plant poses on stage during weigh-ins on February 14, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Caleb Plant will defend his super middleweight title against Vincent Feigenbutz of Germany Saturday February 15th at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)


The only fight fans now wish to see at the super-middleweight landscape is the undisputed war between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant. Both the fighters are extremely thrilled to take each other on as this is probably the biggest rewarding fight in their illustrious careers.

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Recently, the IBF 168-pound champ, Caleb Plant was in an interview with Seconds Out. Here, he revealed his anticipation for a fight with Canelo Alvarez.

He said, “I mean, as far as on the good side, I’m sure I’d put it at the top of it. So I’ve been doing this for a long time and like I said, I’ve sacrificed a lot for this. I’ve worked really hard for this. And this has been my dream to become an undisputed fighter to be on the pound-for-pound list. And to cement a legacy in boxing that people can’t erase.”

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“I know how far I’m willing to go to get my hand raised in that fight,”

Alvarez made himself viable for a bout against Plant by annihilating Billy Joe Saunders in his previous outing. The Guadalajara boxer completely outclassed the Brit by giving him a beating of his life. The fight began well for Saunders, but Alvarez turned the tide in his favor by adapting the offensive mode.

Moving further, he gave some serious damage to ‘Superb’. And as a result, the bout concluded after round 8. This win has now left Canelo to go full-throttle against Caleb Plant as it’ll consist of all the super-middleweight titles on the line.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant – is this the biggest fight for ‘Sweethands’?

Until now, Caleb Plant has definitely proven his class against some sturdy contenders. But none of the opponents he’s faced in the past, come close to Alvarez in terms of skill sets, aura, and more.

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May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Canelo Alvarez (teal trunks) and Billy Joe Saunders (blue green trunks) during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Despite that, ‘Sweethands’ is optimistic about claiming a win in this fight and solidifying his spot at the 168-pound division.

Moreover, this fight will be vital for him to establish his legacy for many more years to come.

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That said, it’ll be interesting to see who among the two comes out on top to add a crucial ‘W’ to their resume.

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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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