Caleb Plant Fires Back At Mike Tyson: “He Was Stronger Than Buster Douglas, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis But That Didn’t Help Him”

By: Hans Themistode From the moment Caleb Plant signed his name on the dotted line, the skeptics came out in droves. Plant, 29, will look to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion of all time when he takes on Canelo Alvarez on November 6th, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. By and large, Plant has placed his blinders on as he’s ignored the naysayers that are backing Alvarez. But while Plant has mostly turned a deaf ear to his doubters, the words of Mike Tyson have caught his attention. The former undisputed heavyweight champion has given Plant essentially no chance at pulling off the massive upset. On numerous occasions, Tyson has gone as far as to say Plant is going to get “slaughtered.” Also, Tyson doubts Plant will make it to the final bell. In the opinion of the current IBF 168 pound champion, brute strength isn’t everything. To further back his claim, Plant rattles off the several shortcomings Tyson had during his Hall of Fame career when he seemingly had the physical advantage. “He was stronger than “Buster” Douglas but that didn’t help him,” said Plant during an interview with FightHype.com. “He was determined to win. He was stronger than Lennox Lewis, he was stronger than Evander Holyfield but there’s a lot more to winning a fight than just being stronger than somebody. There’s a lot of keys and a lot of factors that go into a fight and not all of it has to do with strength.” In 1990, with every heavyweight world title draped over his shoulder and as a gargantuan favorite, Tyson stepped into the ring against James “Buster” Douglas. Despite virtually everyone in the world expecting Tyson to get rid of Douglas quick, fast, and in a hurry, Tyson struggled throughout, before succumbing to a jaw-dropping tenth-round stoppage defeat. In back-to-back fights against Evander Holyfield, Tyson once again strolled to the ring as a considerable favorite but was stopped in both contests, the latter of the disqualification variety. Although Tyson wasn’t the odds on favorite in his contest against Lewis, he was still viewed as having the advantage in physical strength and punching power. None, however, helped him pull off the win as he was stopped in the eighth round. As a whole, Tyson’s conjecture has left Plant incredulous. While the Nashville, Tennessee, native isn’t known for his knockout power, he does believe he has more than respectable pop in his punches. For those who refuse to believe him, Plant urges his doubters to knock on the door of former titlist Jose Uzcategui, a man Plant sent to the canvas twice during their January 2019 encounter. “For any people who think that I don’t hit hard, you can ask Jose Uzcategui. How many times has he been sat on his ass?” The post Caleb Plant Fires Back At Mike Tyson: “He Was Stronger Than Buster Douglas, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis But That Didn’t Help Him” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Caleb Plant Fires Back At Mike Tyson: “He Was Stronger Than Buster Douglas, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis But That Didn’t Help Him”

By: Hans Themistode

From the moment Caleb Plant signed his name on the dotted line, the skeptics came out in droves. Plant, 29, will look to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion of all time when he takes on Canelo Alvarez on November 6th, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

By and large, Plant has placed his blinders on as he’s ignored the naysayers that are backing Alvarez. But while Plant has mostly turned a deaf ear to his doubters, the words of Mike Tyson have caught his attention.

The former undisputed heavyweight champion has given Plant essentially no chance at pulling off the massive upset. On numerous occasions, Tyson has gone as far as to say Plant is going to get “slaughtered.” Also, Tyson doubts Plant will make it to the final bell.

In the opinion of the current IBF 168 pound champion, brute strength isn’t everything. To further back his claim, Plant rattles off the several shortcomings Tyson had during his Hall of Fame career when he seemingly had the physical advantage.

“He was stronger than “Buster” Douglas but that didn’t help him,” said Plant during an interview with FightHype.com. “He was determined to win. He was stronger than Lennox Lewis, he was stronger than Evander Holyfield but there’s a lot more to winning a fight than just being stronger than somebody. There’s a lot of keys and a lot of factors that go into a fight and not all of it has to do with strength.”

In 1990, with every heavyweight world title draped over his shoulder and as a gargantuan favorite, Tyson stepped into the ring against James “Buster” Douglas. Despite virtually everyone in the world expecting Tyson to get rid of Douglas quick, fast, and in a hurry, Tyson struggled throughout, before succumbing to a jaw-dropping tenth-round stoppage defeat.

In back-to-back fights against Evander Holyfield, Tyson once again strolled to the ring as a considerable favorite but was stopped in both contests, the latter of the disqualification variety. Although Tyson wasn’t the odds on favorite in his contest against Lewis, he was still viewed as having the advantage in physical strength and punching power. None, however, helped him pull off the win as he was stopped in the eighth round.

As a whole, Tyson’s conjecture has left Plant incredulous. While the Nashville, Tennessee, native isn’t known for his knockout power, he does believe he has more than respectable pop in his punches. For those who refuse to believe him, Plant urges his doubters to knock on the door of former titlist Jose Uzcategui, a man Plant sent to the canvas twice during their January 2019 encounter.

“For any people who think that I don’t hit hard, you can ask Jose Uzcategui. How many times has he been sat on his ass?”

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Paris Fury On Husband Tyson’s Career: “He’ll Probably Do It For A Few More Years.”

By: Sean Crose "I think he’ll probably do it for a few more years," Paris Fury has said of her husband, WBC and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. “He’s 33 now – I think maybe until he’s 35." Mrs. Fury appeared on talkSport Monday, and proved that, like her husband, she's unafraid to speak her mind. “I know Wladimir (Klitschko) and other men have gone on to being like 40," she added, "but do you keep going until you lose?" With husband Tyson having recently bested Deontay Wilder for the second time, people are asking what's next for the towering fighter. Mrs. Fury, for one, doesn't see her husband's future career path being a particularly long one. “I just think maybe another two or three years and then Tyson should definitely hang up his gloves,” she said. Mrs. Fury recently gave birth to her sixth child with the heavyweight champion. Through the man's career ups and downs, she's remained by his side in a marriage that's lasted for a dozen years. Mrs. Fury even went so far as to keep news of a miscarriage from Fury before a 2018 comeback fight. A well known battle with mental illness, booze, food, and drugs had nearly brought her husband to ruin, and Mrs. Fury didn't want to rattle Tyson on the day of his ring return. "I was about eight weeks pregnant," she said on Tuesday's This Morning. "Then on the day of the fight I knew I'd lost our baby." She waited until the fight was over to break the news to the undefeated heavyweight. "I didn't mention it to Tyson before he went in the ring," she added. "Then straight after I told him and the next day we went to the hospital and it was confirmed." Fortunately, the couple was able to bounce back from the tragedy. "Five weeks later we fell pregnant again," Mrs. Fury told This Morning. With darker days apparently behind them, the Fury's enjoy spending time with their kids. “We’re really normal people," Mrs. Fury told talkSport, "which probably doesn’t sound normal to say...we tend to stay at home a lot, we watch a lot of TV...Netflix, Sky – we’re on them all the time, watching the movie channels." There is, however, one troubling caveat to being the wife of a world famous athlete. “We can’t go out in public a lot," Mrs. Fury says. "It’s getting hard. Tyson’s so out there now and people respect him so much and want to be around him. It’s literally a nightmare to go anywhere." The post Paris Fury On Husband Tyson’s Career: “He’ll Probably Do It For A Few More Years.” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Paris Fury On Husband Tyson’s Career: “He’ll Probably Do It For A Few More Years.”

By: Sean Crose

"I think he’ll probably do it for a few more years," Paris Fury has said of her husband, WBC and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. “He’s 33 now – I think maybe until he’s 35." Mrs. Fury appeared on talkSport Monday, and proved that, like her husband, she's unafraid to speak her mind. “I know Wladimir (Klitschko) and other men have gone on to being like 40," she added, "but do you keep going until you lose?" With husband Tyson having recently bested Deontay Wilder for the second time, people are asking what's next for the towering fighter. Mrs. Fury, for one, doesn't see her husband's future career path being a particularly long one.

“I just think maybe another two or three years and then Tyson should definitely hang up his gloves,” she said. Mrs. Fury recently gave birth to her sixth child with the heavyweight champion. Through the man's career ups and downs, she's remained by his side in a marriage that's lasted for a dozen years. Mrs. Fury even went so far as to keep news of a miscarriage from Fury before a 2018 comeback fight. A well known battle with mental illness, booze, food, and drugs had nearly brought her husband to ruin, and Mrs. Fury didn't want to rattle Tyson on the day of his ring return.

"I was about eight weeks pregnant," she said on Tuesday's This Morning. "Then on the day of the fight I knew I'd lost our baby." She waited until the fight was over to break the news to the undefeated heavyweight. "I didn't mention it to Tyson before he went in the ring," she added. "Then straight after I told him and the next day we went to the hospital and it was confirmed." Fortunately, the couple was able to bounce back from the tragedy. "Five weeks later we fell pregnant again," Mrs. Fury told This Morning.

With darker days apparently behind them, the Fury's enjoy spending time with their kids. “We’re really normal people," Mrs. Fury told talkSport, "which probably doesn’t sound normal to say...we tend to stay at home a lot, we watch a lot of TV...Netflix, Sky – we’re on them all the time, watching the movie channels." There is, however, one troubling caveat to being the wife of a world famous athlete.

“We can’t go out in public a lot," Mrs. Fury says. "It’s getting hard. Tyson’s so out there now and people respect him so much and want to be around him. It’s literally a nightmare to go anywhere."

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