By: Hans Themistode
Caleb Plant continues to be licking his wounds and sulking over his defeat by the hands of Canelo Alvarez. The 2 squared off on November sixth, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas, Nevada with each single tremendous middleweight title on the road.
Heading into their contest, Plant was thought-about a gargantuan underdog. Within the eyes of many, the Nashville, Tennessee native was merely in over his head. Nonetheless, from the second the opening bell rang, Plant earned his respect. The 29-year-old flashed moments of brilliance. Within the tenth spherical, particularly, Plant landed a seven-punch mixture, with the ultimate blow snapping again the pinnacle of Alvarez.
Whereas Plant in the end fought the pound for pound star on even phrases for many of their contest, his success got here to a sudden finish within the eleventh. Alvarez cornered his man within the penultimate spherical earlier than dropping him with a left uppercut. Shortly after, the Mexican product completed off the beforehand undefeated IBF tremendous middleweight titleholder.
Though their contest befell lower than two months in the past, Plant has already been noticed again within the gymnasium. Whereas he might choose to take a seat again and benefit from the fruits of his labor, he would a lot somewhat sharpen his instruments as he sifts by way of attainable opponents for his subsequent ring look.
“I don’t wanna lose momentum,” stated Plant throughout an interview with FightHype.com. “I do know I put up an ideal exhibiting, so I simply need to get proper again to work and hold the momentum going. Hold preventing large names.”
For the time being, the tremendous middleweight division isn’t bereft of expertise. However whereas Plant might chase showdowns towards the likes of David Benavidez and Anthony Dirrell, he has his eyes set on Jermall Charlo.
“I really like that combat. Wherever, anyplace, anytime.”
Presently, Charlo resides one weight class decrease within the middleweight division. However, no matter their weight discrepancy, Charlo has said on quite a few events that he could be greater than prepared to drop his WBC middleweight crown as a way to tackle Alvarez at 168 kilos.
However, the Mexican native has sauntered his option to the cruiserweight division. Ought to Charlo determine to maneuver up in weight regardless, Plant would like to welcome him. And whereas he kept away from going into particulars on how a matchup between them would play out, Plant gave an unambiguous reply when requested who would win.
“Me getting my hand raised, little doubt.”