“You Can’t Break a Poor Boy’s Chin” – Caleb Plant Delivers a Strong Message to Canelo Alvarez

Published 05/09/2021, 2:40 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)


Following a successful win over Billy Joe Saunders, Canelo Alvarez can lock horns against IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant. However, Plant seems to have already fixed his aim at Alvarez.

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The undefeated IBF titlist (21-0), who had his last fight in January against Caleb Truax, has been inactive in recent times. Hence, he would seemingly be the underdog against Canelo Alvarez (56-1-2), who has had three fights in 6 months.

However, just after Alvarez beat ‘Superb’, Caleb Plant sent a stern message to the Mexican great. ‘Sweethands’, who hasn’t hesitated in billing his superiority, posted a picture of his latest in-ring encounter with ‘Golden’ on social media.

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In the caption. ‘Sweet Hands’ Plant wrote, “You can’t break a poor boys chin, that’s warriors code. THERE ARE THINGS I FEAR BUT I PUT IT ON MY LAST BREATH AND SOUL THAT MEN AREN’T ONE OF THEM.”

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Akin to Billy Joe Saunders, Caleb Plant has also been on a tear in the super middleweight unit. Boasting 12 KOs and a world championship under his name, Plant is a prime prodigy from the active roster. However, all these features can still fall short before Canelo Alvarez. Here’s how a fight between Alvarez and Plant can look like.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant – Early Preview

‘Sweethands’ Caleb Plant will relish a reach and height advantage against Canelo Alvarez. He is a hard-hitter and has been commendable so far in the pro circuit. But his last performance against Caleb Truax might have revealed some loopholes.

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Plant couldn’t stop Truax in the fight and received significant punishment inside the ring, Although he was fortunate to depart with a win, the same may not happen against Canelo Alvarez.

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The Mexican elite is one of the best punchers of the era. He can present massive question marks for Plant to decode within the ring. While Plant will have the chance to pull off a stunner, he will have to push the limits to have his hand raised.

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Do you think Caleb Plant has the tools to vanquish Canelo Alvarez?

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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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