Caleb Plant finally speaks after first professional loss
Unsurprisingly, when former super middleweight champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (21-1, 12 KO’s) lost his IBF title, he fell into silence. In the biggest fight of his life, Plant was defeated by boxing cash cow Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KO’s). With the victory, Alvarez added Sweethands’ title to his own trio of belts, making him the first undisputed super middleweight champion of all time. Naturally, this was a feat that Plant envisioned himself achieving. Having failed in this endeavor, there was no great shock to see that the Nashville native didn’t have a great deal to initially say.
Yet, with a bit of time to gather his thoughts, Plant has taken to his social media to speak to the boxing public. Despite Sweethands being beaten by Canelo, and by knockout at that, Plant did handle himself very well before the coming of the end. Somewhat predictably, the former IBF super middleweight champion spoke on that manner of positives when addressing the boxing public.
I’LL BE BACK!
When Plant stated that he belonged on the elite level, he was doing more than trying to bolster his own wounded ego. For the amount of trouble that he provided Alvarez, there is no denying that Sweethands is in the same category with the other top tier fighters in his division. Therefore it will be interesting to see who he pens a bout with next. Provided that David Benavidez doesn’t get the next shot at Canelo, that would be an excellent follow-up duel for Plant.
He and Benavidez already have a long, bitter and storied rivalry. Also, Benavidez is still widely viewed as both the real WBC 168-pound champion and Alvarez’s biggest threat in the division. Provided that Plant could fight and defeat the high-volume bruiser, he could all but force a rematch with the redhead. In the end though, only time will reveal how things unfold for these three combatants. Until then however, it’s good to see that Plant has shown his own good sportsmanship and is looking to jump back into action after suffering such a painful loss.
By: Bakari Simpson