Caleb Plant Guarantees Future Showdown With Canelo Alvarez
Caleb Plant feels a clash with Canelo Alvarez is inevitable.
Plant is the IBF Super-Middleweight Champion. Canelo holds the WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring Super-Middleweight gold. Canelo has made it a goal to unify all the major gold at 168 pounds. Standing in his way are Plant and Billy Joe Saunders, who is the WBO titleholder.
During an interview with Fight Hub TV, Plant predicted that he will share the ring with Canelo eventually (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“It’s a fight that I wanted, and it’s a fight I raised my hand for and I’m a fighter, that’s what I’m wanna do. But my manager, Luis De Cubas, he just felt like with that being five weeks away, which is about four weeks of training, he felt like for a fight of that magnitude — he didn’t want to pull the trigger on it.
“You know, I respect Luis for that because he is the best at what he does and that would’ve been a fight that he would’ve made a big payday on too. But he was looking past that and was looking for what’s in my best interest. I’m a fighter, I want to fight, that’s what I love to do so…but that’s why I have a great team around me and they said ‘let’s slow down’…You guys can rest assured that at some point we’re gonna have our showdown.”
Plant has a title defense coming up. He’ll put his gold on the line against Caleb Truax on January 30. This will be the third time Plant puts his IBF Title on the line.
As for Canelo, he’s expected to put his championships on the line against Avni Yildirim on February 27. The title fight was expected to take place in Mexico but that plan has been derailed thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.