Its been two months since former IBF super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant (21–1, 12 KOs) suffered his first career defeat against Canelo Alvarez, and the American is already planning his 2022 fight calendar. In his sight, Plant has the reigning WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs), whom “Sweethands” believes is easy work inside the ring.
Caleb Plant to be ‘straight forward’ with Jermall Charlo, wants the bout by the end of 2022
Considered to be one of the best middleweights of this generation, Jermall Charlo is coming off of a 12 round unanimous decision victory over Mexican boxer Juan Macias Montiel, the fight which took place on 19th June at the Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, marking the champion’s fourth title defense.
Although Montiel was the heavy underdog and was estimated to be no match for the “Future of Boxing” in the squared circle, the fight turned out to be more competitive than what was anticipated and despite leading through all the rounds, Charlo finished the fight with a swollen right eye.
Plant, who performed beyond his expectations as the underdog against Canelo on 6th November last year, wants his 2022 starting off with big names, and with Charlo himself hinting at a potential move to 168, it is just the big fight that Plant looks forward to.
“You have been indirect Charlo, so I’ll be straight forward. We can figure it out before the end of the year. You are easy work,” Plant said on Twitter.
— CalebPlant (@SweetHandsPlant) January 9, 2022
Charlo, on the other hand, revealed that he was ready to vacate his WBC belt to have a go at the undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo last year. However, the Mexican has been aiming for an entry into the Cruiserweight division, or, if not, make a return to light-heavyweight. In both cases, his WBC, WBA (Super), WBO and IBF titles at 168 are expected to be vacated.
- Former IBF super-middleweight champion Caleb Plant has expressed his desire to fight Jermall Charlo
- Charlo, the reigning WBC middleweight champion has hinted at a move to 168
- Plant, who lost to Canelo back in November, says Charlo will be ‘easy work’