Caleb Plant On Anthony Dirrell: “He Can’t Fuck With Me On Any Level”

Plant Says Anthony Dirrell Would Be Easy Work

Caleb Plant and Anthony Dirrell trade poses
Caleb Plant and Anthony Dirrell trade poses

Caleb Plant Says He Is Levels Above Anthony Dirrell

Four months have passed since Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (21-1, 12 KOs) suffered the first loss of his professional career. In November 2021, the former IBF super middleweight champ was stopped in eleven rounds by unified super middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez in a showdown for undisputed honors at 168 pounds.

Having taken time to recover and reflect on his defeat at the hands of Alvarez, Plant is ready to return to the ring. During an exclusive interview on the podcast ThaBoxingVoice, he hopes to fight again this summer. The question now becomes, who will that be against?

While Plant would love to face two-time WBC champ David Benavidez, he is aware that is not an immediate option. As a result, he told host Nestor Gibbs that he’s willing to grind his way back to the top.


As it stands now, there are serious talks on the table for a match between Plant and former WBC 168 pound champ Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (34-2-2, 25 KOs). When asked how he sizes up to Dirrell, Sweethands didn’t bat an eye with his assessment.

“He can’t fuck with me, on any level […] Well, he can’t fuck with me period, that’s what I’m telling you.”

Dirrell is coming off a fourth-round TKO win over Marcos Hernandez in November 2021. Dirrell is still a tough out for anyone at 168 when he’s right. Against Hernandez, the pride of Flint, Michigan still shows he has some pop. It would be a good comeback opponent and a decent test for Plant. If finalized, look for it to take place in either June or July.

Stay tuned to 3Kings Boxing for updates if this proposed fight becomes a reality.

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By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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