Anthony Dirrell Proves a Man of his Phrase and Congratulates Caleb Plant
Properly it will seem that tremendous middleweight boxer Anthony “The Canine” Dirrell (34-3-2, 25 KO’s) has lived as much as his code as a fighter. This got here within the seemingly easy type of extending his congratulations to one-time 168-pound champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (22-1, 13 KO’s).
Throughout the ninth spherical of their October 15 prizefight, The Canine was caught with a .38 slug of a left hook. The blow instantly poured his slack, lifeless physique down on the canvas lifeless heart within the ring. He didn’t beat the depend.
Dropping in and of itself isn’t enjoyable. Nonetheless, getting bludgeoned into unconsciousness on nationwide tv is an entire different animal. Even worse, Dirrell spent practically everything of the pre battle build-up reinforcing how a lot he personally didn’t look after Sweethands. His emphatic undressing can solely add extra sprinkles of salt to the already well-salted wound. But, that is exactly why The Canine nonetheless giving him his flowers is a testomony to his character.
“I needed to say congratulations to Caleb – hell of a punch, didn’t see it coming in any respect however however, congratulations.”
Will probably be attention-grabbing to see what The Canine does now although. At 38 years previous, and 1-1-1 in his final three fights, the choices and alternatives to make massive strikes will solely proceed to dry up. If Dirrell goes to shake up the division in any important approach, he’s going to must be flawless from right here on out.
By: Bakari Simpson