Caleb Plant has been placed an underdog ahead of the upcoming undisputed title fight fight against Saul Canelo Alvarez and somehow, the IBF Champion relishes his usual underdog role ahead of fights and this is more obvious as this is the biggest fight of his career.
The four division champion and presently a three belt super middleweight champion has made a name for himself boxing from as low as Junior middleweight to light heavyweight and placing him as favourite ahead of the fight is no surprise.
Alvarez (56-1-2) fighting out of Guadalajara is a – 1200 favourite to win the undisputed title fight and will add Caleb Plant’s IBF title to his already acquired WBA, WBC and WBO super middleweight titles.
Canelo Alvarez defeated two undefeated super middleweight titlist Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders by unanimous decision and eight round Knockout respectively to win the WBA, WBO and the vacant WBC. The campaign started last year December and defeating Plant, another undefeated fighter before the end of the year will see him unify the Super middleweight division in the space of a year.
Plant assured Canelo during the press conference, he will be announced the winner after their scheduled 12 round battle on Nov. 6th.
“Miguel Cotto’s brother can make you do the chicken dance but I can’t? Okay,” Plant noted during a tense press conference held Tuesday afternoon at The Wilshire Gardens on Beverly Hilton property in Beverly Hills, California. “Mark my words, on November 6 you will hear the words, ‘And the new undisputed super middleweight champion,’ but you will also hear the words, ‘and still undefeated.’”
The chicken dance reference was from Canelo’s fight with Jose Miguel Cotto, who rocked Canelo, who only turned 20 years back in 2010. The left hook rocked the Mexican but he eventually recovered, dropped Cotto in the second round and knocked him out in the ninth round.
Alvarez has since developed into a force and has never been stopped, showing granite chin, while picking up titles in four divisions, starting from the Junior Middleweight division. His only loss is a unanimous decision loss to retired five division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr, who is still regarded as one of the best to ever made his gloves.
Canelo was only smiling while Plant made a big rant of how he plans to accomplish his dream of being undisputed. Plant replied.
“You keep laughing, motherf—–,” Plant noted to Alvarez. “You know when you’re gonna find out? The same time everybody else found out. You know when that was? When it was too late. That’s exactly when you’re gonna find out. Mark my words, bitch. And (looks at Eddy Reynoso, Alvarez’s trainer), you’re a bitch, too. The only difference between you and him, he a fat ass bitch and you a bitch.”
Canelo Alvarez meets Caleb Plant on November 6th in an undisputed title fight at the MGM Grand Arena in Lass Vegas