Caleb Plant- “Being Undisputed Will Cement My Name”
We are fast approaching the Undisputed Super Middleweight showdown between Unified champ and future Hall of Famer, Canelo Alvarez and IBF 168 lb. title holder, Caleb Plant. And, and for the underdog Plant, he knows that an all-time legacy victory is on the line.
Plant spoke from his training camp in Las Vegas Monday prior to the November 6th showdown with Alvarez and still doesn’t lack for confidence despite facing one of the greatest middleweight fighters of the last 30 years,
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“I’ve only had 21 fights as a professional, but a lot of those fights have been on the big stage. I’ve been fighting at a high-level for a long time and I’ve got a lot of experience under my belt. It’s all going to help me on fight night,” Plant said.
“I know that this is the biggest fight I’ve had so far in my career, and that’s the goal, to keep moving forward. I want each fight to be bigger than the last fight. This isn’t anything that I haven’t asked for. I want this and I feel like I’m prepared for it.
“Being undisputed will cement my name in the history books of boxing forever. That’s why I do this. That’s what I set out to accomplish when I first started boxing.”
Plant, 21-0, will obviously be taking a huge step up in competition and is installed as a decided underdog in this one.
That’s because the four division world champ Alvarez has rarely been challenged, at least recently. Canelo (56-1-2, 36 KOs) was last in the ring in May, when he stopped England’s Billy Joe Saunders, in front of over 60,000 fans in Arlington, TX, to capture the WBO 168 lb. belt. It was his third championship fight win in five months having toppled lightly regarded Avni Yildirim in February and England’s Callum Smith to get the WBA Super Middleweight title the previous December.
Will Plant be able to put Alvarez to the test and have legit shot at the upset? That’s the intrigue of the PPV promotion.
And for his part Monday, Plant summed the doubts pretty succinctly , as well,
“I believe that there are a handful of things that I am better than Canelo at in the ring. But the only way to find out is to tune-in on November 6. It’s not going to matter what I say right now, people aren’t going to believe me anyway. I’d rather show you than tell you.”