Caleb Plant: “I Want My Rematch With Canelo!”

Plant Wants Canelo At All Costs!

Caleb Plant faces off with Canelo Alvarez
Caleb Plant faces off with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez

Caleb Plant Seeking Another Bout with Canelo Alvarez!

The last time that super middleweight boxer Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (21-1, 12 KO’s) slid through the ropes, he had ambitions of making history. Had everything gone according to plan, Sweethands would have become the first undisputed 168-pound champion in history. Instead he was force fed his first professional defeat, by way of eleventh round knockout, at the hands of Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KO’s).

Luckily for Plant, he is not the type of guy to scamper home to cry in a bowl of Fruit Loops. Having already dealt with some serious curveballs that life has thrown at him, Sweethands was more than prepared to rebuild. With this held in mind, the Tennessee native believes that he will indeed have to earn his seat back at the table as he explained to ThaBoxingVoice.

“I’m not just expecting that I can jump, after a loss, back into the biggest fights out there. I know that I’m going to have to climb my way back, I might have to get a win or two. Hopefully just one and then I can be right back in the mix with the biggest fights out there. But if I have to work my way back, then I am going to do that. I am not going to sit here and cry and complain that I’m not getting the biggest fights when I just lost.”


There is no doubt that the soft-spoken bruiser is approaching the next few fights in his career with humility. Yet, with that being said, if given the chance he would delight in the opportunity to face one of the big names that he says he’s been after.

“I’m focused on what I got going on on this side. Both of those fights, the [David] Benavidez fight, the [Jermall] Charlo fight are both big fights that I want and I want my rematch with Canelo [Alvarez]. And if he [Canelo] says we need to get to fighting each other, which I had planned on doing anyways, but if I need to beat every other top super middleweight in the division to get my rematch then that’s what I’m going to do!”

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Still ranked #4 (WBA) and #4 (WBC), Sweethands is not stranded in No Man’s Land when it comes to retaining a great position to get a meaningful bout. Only time will tell what match Plant will successfully pen next though, but for the sake of the boxing world, let’s hope it’s one of the bigger ones!

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By: Bakari Simpson

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