Caleb Plant would love a showdown with Jermall Charlo
Had he had his way, Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (21-1, 12 KO’s) would currently be the undisputed super middleweight champion of the world. He had his chance on November 6, when he took on WBA super, WBO, IBF and WBC 168-pounds champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Unfortunately for him, Plant succumbed to an eleventh-round stoppage. Yet, the Tennessee native is not one to sit around moping and tripping over his bottom lip.
Therefore, he has already begun brainstorming on his next potential fights. Even with his recent defeat, Plant is more a household name than ever before. Said to say, he can find a way into a number of meaningful matches very soon. He still has the very marketable showdown with long-time rival David Benavidez to make. Or, as Sweethands told to Fight Hype, he would definitely enjoy testing his might against WBC middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo (32-0, 22 KO’s).
“I love that fight!”
“That’s a fight that I’d love to have…but that is fight that I want and we’ll make it happen.”
Considering the fact that they do not reside in the same division, there is a distinct possibility that the Charlo fight doesn’t happen. If it didn’t, then Plant would jump at the chance to go to war with Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (34-2-2, 25 KO’s). This should come as no surprise as the Dog made his desire to dance with Sweethands a very well-known fact. Dirrell is fresh off his November 6, fourth-round stoppage over Marcos Hernandez. With the recent win, and Plant’s very high-profile last at bat, the two could come together to make a great dustup.
“Yeah, it seems like he’s had a lot to say about me. So, if he don’t like me, he should do something about it! It’s easy to talk about it, so we can figure it out. He felt like he deserved the Canelo fight but his last two fights he fought middleweights and one of them he had a draw against and he made out good this last fight. Everyone knows how good of a fight that I put up against Canelo, they know how well I did. So, if he wants to prove that he is worthy for that fight, then beat me!”
Either match would be a fun scrap for the boxing public to witness. All three have fought relatively recently and should not have any scheduling conflicts. Going a step further, all three are PBC fighters. This means, from a promotional aspect, these should be easy matches to make. Well, they would be easy if everyone is on board. So, let’s just wait and see how it all plays out.
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By: Bakari Simpson