IBF super-middleweight titleholder Caleb Plant, who is slated to have the toughest boxing match of his professional career this year, has brought forward some interesting pointers about his next opponent- Canelo Alvarez.
Canelo (56-1-2, 38 KOs) has registered three back to back wins within a span of six months, a streak which recently concluded in an 8th round dominating win over Billy Joe Saunders, the former WBO titleholder who retired from his stool with a broken eye socket last Saturday at the AT&T Stadium.
The number one pound for pound boxer in the world currently has the WBC, WBA (Super) and WBO belts in his possession, the first two which he won against former WBA champion Callum Smith in December last year, clinching the vacant green and gold belt in the same fight.
Just one win to go and the Mexican maestro will achieve undisputed status at 168, a feat which will also place him in the history books for becoming the first four belt champion in boxing out of his country.
And for that, Canelo will face Caleb Plant in a fight targeted for September this year. However, the undefeated American remains unfazed despite the boxing prowess Canelo has been showing recently.
I feel like I’m the better fighter: Caleb Plant is putting himself ahead of Canelo prior to undisputed championship
Calen Plant recently made an appearance on the latest episode of “The PBC Podcast,” which debuted Thursday on www.premierboxingchampions.com and while talking about the Canelo vs Saunders fight, Plant claimed that he has seen some weak points in Canelo.
“I seen things I feel like I can take advantage of and some mistakes, or just some weak spots that I feel I can capitalize on. And, you know, here soon, when we get that fight signed … I can show y’all in person,” “Swethands” revealed to the podcast co-hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal.
Even before the Saunders fight had taken place, talks were already gaining pace about Canelo, who is favored by many to undoubtedly become the undisputed champion at 168. Back then, Plant had decided to take a short break from the sport to prepare for the fight he knows will be approaching later this year.
“I know Canelo,” the 28-year-old went on, “He’s a good fighter, but, you know, at the end of the day, like I said, I feel like I’m the better fighter. I feel like that I have more attributes. I know he has a lot of experience.
“But sometimes experience can be overrated. And I feel like I got the heart and the mind, the skills and just the full package to, you know, go in there and do what has to be done,” added Plant.