Caleb Plant On Viral Slap: “Charlo Started Shit In Front Of My Wife”

Caleb Plant Claims Self-Defense for Slapping Charlo

Caleb Plant speaks on why he slapped Jermall Charlo
Caleb Plant speaks on why he slapped Jermall Charlo | credit: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Caleb Plant Speaks On Why He Slapped Jermall Charlo

Former IBF super middleweight champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (22-2, 13KO) has finally spoken out on the slap heard throughout boxing on WBC middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo (32-0, 22KO).

Initially, boxing fans thought undisputed junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo was on the video that went viral. However, he swiftly took to social media to set the record straight that Plant smacked Hit Man.


Finally, open to speak on the situation, Plant took to social media with details that led up to the incident.

“A man got a right to defend himself. You know a grown man touch another grown man in his face, pulling on his beard real hard. I got the decency to tell you not to do that again; I don’t spazz on you right there. I got enough decency to tell you not to do that again.

The only thing you can reply with is how I’m a bitch ass white boy . . . You immediately grab my face again even harder . . . You started doing all that shit in front of my wife and everybody in the room . . . I done asked you to quit fucking with me.”

If its true, what he is saying, then his actions were justified given Charlo’s behavior. These things tend to happen when you push someone too far.

Plant is coming off a defeat at the hands of two-time champion David Benavidez on March 25. He is still a player in the division with a top-five ranking by the WBC and WBA.

With so much surrounding the situation, fans shouldn’t be surprised if a rumor kicks off that plans are in place for them to fight.

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."