Caleb Plant Ready To Return Next Month With Dirrell
Former IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant held a media workout in Las Vegas Tuesday prior to his battle with former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell in a WBC 168 lb. eliminator in the co-main event of a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View on Saturday, October 15 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
As usual, Plant, who lost his IBF belt to now undisputed champ Canelo Alvarez last November, didn’t lack for confidence,
“To me, Dirrell was the one who was tense at our press conference. He was getting frustrated and getting loud and couldn’t think of anything to say. What I took away is that I’m on his mind. I feel like I’m living rent-free in his head. He knows he has a top-quality opponent in front of him and someone he can’t mess with. I don’t know where his head’s at, but I know where mine is and I’m ready to rock.
“Me and my dad (Richie Plant) brought in a great trainer in ‘Breadman’ (Steven Edwards). I’m just doing a crazy amount of work in the gym sparring top guys. I’m fully-prepared and ready to roll.
“I’m just looking to make a statement and put on a big show. I’m coming off the big fight against Canelo Alvarez, and I’ve just been training hard. Ever since that fight, my team has been in the dungeon and we can’t wait for the bell to ring so we can show the world what we’re working on.
“I’m excited to be fighting at Barclays Center for the first time. I know I’ve got fans in that area so I can’t wait to pull up and see what the energy is like. Most importantly, I’m just ready to fight.”
The 37 year old Dirrell is ready to bring a challenge for the ultra-confident Plant. He’s 34-2-2 with 25 KOs. He had the WBC 168 lb. crown until September of 2019, when David Benavidez stopped him by TKO in L.A.
Dirrell has a draw with Kyrone Davis in February of 2021 and a TKO of his own over Marcos Hernandez last November in his two fights since.
The October 15th pay-per-view telecast begins at 9 pm. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by the return of former WBC Heavyweight World Champion and boxing superstar Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder taking on top-rated Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius in a WBC Heavyweight Title Eliminator.