Caleb Plant Confident That He’d Defeat Canelo Alvarez
Caleb Plant is of the belief that he can shock the world and dethrone Canelo Alvarez if Billy Joe Saunders doesn’t do it first.
Plant is the IBF Super-Middleweight Champion but he’s hoping to earn the distinction of being an undisputed champion. To do so, he must wait for the outcome of Canelo vs. Saunders, which is expected to take place on May 8. In that fight, the WBA (Super), WBC, WBO, and The Ring Super-Middleweight Titles will be on the line.
During a chat with ESPN Deportes, Plant made it clear that he feels it’s his destiny to become the undisputed champion at 168 pounds (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“First (Canelo) has to beat Billy Joe Saunders in May. If he can get past him and get the belt, hopefully we can fight in September and give the fans what they want.
“It would be a historic night that will leave us as the first undisputed champion in the history of the super middleweights and do you know who it will be? Caleb Plant.”
Plant gives Canelo his due for coming off a dominant title defense against Avni Yildirim but he doesn’t think it was much of a challenge.
“Canelo stepped into the ring and did what he had to do, had a successful night and imposed his strategy. I think his opponent did not give everything in the ring, he did not take anything away from Canelo… when you remain on your seat in the third round, that is not giving 100 percent.
“At this level, if you want to become a unified champion, make history and get into the history books, you have to go out there and give it your all. I felt that he gave Canelo too much respect, maybe he was nervous, but in any case Canelo did his job and now we have to see what’s next.”