Can Caleb Plant Shock The World?

By: Sean Crose The fight might not be signed yet, but there are very strong indications that Canelo Alvarez, the biggest and perhaps best fighter operating today, will be facing fellow super middleweight titlist Caleb Plant next as he continues along his incredible hot streak. After getting past two intensely close and controversial middleweight title bouts with Gennady Golovkin, Canelo has moved on to best the likes of Daniel Jacobs, Sergey Kovalev, Callum Smith, and Billy Joe Saunders. Now all that stands between the red haired star and the undisputed supermiddleweight championship is one Caleb Plant, the IBF's divisional titlist. The 29 year old Plant has never lost in his 21 fight career, and no one would go so far as to say the man isn't a highly skilled fighter. Canelo, however, appears to be in his prime, an almost frightening combination of power and skill that rank him among the best in the business. What's more, Canelo's only loss came eight years ago when he was a young man in his early 20s facing the one and only Floyd Mayweather in an all out superfight. The popular Mexican fighter has developed so much since that time that it's as if another person were in their in the ring with Mayweather that long ago night. Needless to say, Plant doesn't have the type of pedigree Canelo does. The American has bested some quality opponents, but there are no Cotto's on his resume, no Golovkins, or Mayweathers, or Kovalevs. In short, there is a shortage of star power when it comes to Plant's resume. Star power isn't everything of course, but in boxing it's generally known to go hand in hand with stellar ring performances and high level fights. Should matters get finalized, Plant will find himself in by far the biggest bout of his life. He will also find himself in his first major battle under the bright lights of a high profile mega-match. Yet Plant undoubtedly knows that a fight with Canelo will come down to a matter of skill and will. He certainly has skill. Plant may not always be a thrilling fighter, but he's an excellent technician. Like Canleo, Plant also tends to look cool under fire. Does he simply have the strength, speed and generalship to hold his own against the great Canelo, though? The truth is, no one will know until the opening bell - though it's easy to argue that Plant has the odds are stacked against him. The post Can Caleb Plant Shock The World? appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Can Caleb Plant Shock The World?

By: Sean Crose

The fight might not be signed yet, but there are very strong indications that Canelo Alvarez, the biggest and perhaps best fighter operating today, will be facing fellow super middleweight titlist Caleb Plant next as he continues along his incredible hot streak. After getting past two intensely close and controversial middleweight title bouts with Gennady Golovkin, Canelo has moved on to best the likes of Daniel Jacobs, Sergey Kovalev, Callum Smith, and Billy Joe Saunders. Now all that stands between the red haired star and the undisputed supermiddleweight championship is one Caleb Plant, the IBF's divisional titlist.

The 29 year old Plant has never lost in his 21 fight career, and no one would go so far as to say the man isn't a highly skilled fighter. Canelo, however, appears to be in his prime, an almost frightening combination of power and skill that rank him among the best in the business. What's more, Canelo's only loss came eight years ago when he was a young man in his early 20s facing the one and only Floyd Mayweather in an all out superfight. The popular Mexican fighter has developed so much since that time that it's as if another person were in their in the ring with Mayweather that long ago night.

Needless to say, Plant doesn't have the type of pedigree Canelo does. The American has bested some quality opponents, but there are no Cotto's on his resume, no Golovkins, or Mayweathers, or Kovalevs. In short, there is a shortage of star power when it comes to Plant's resume. Star power isn't everything of course, but in boxing it's generally known to go hand in hand with stellar ring performances and high level fights. Should matters get finalized, Plant will find himself in by far the biggest bout of his life. He will also find himself in his first major battle under the bright lights of a high profile mega-match.

Yet Plant undoubtedly knows that a fight with Canelo will come down to a matter of skill and will. He certainly has skill. Plant may not always be a thrilling fighter, but he's an excellent technician. Like Canleo, Plant also tends to look cool under fire. Does he simply have the strength, speed and generalship to hold his own against the great Canelo, though? The truth is, no one will know until the opening bell - though it's easy to argue that Plant has the odds are stacked against him.

The post Can Caleb Plant Shock The World? appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Source : Boxing Insider More   

What's Your Reaction?

like
0
dislike
0
love
0
funny
0
angry
0
sad
0
wow
0

Next Article

Jermell Charlo: “I Don’t Want To Become Undisputed By A Narrow Controversial Decision”

By: Sean Crose "Brian Castano is one hell of a better fighter than anyone gave him credit for and he came to fight for his life Saturday," Jermell Charlo has posted on Instagram, referring to his battle for the undisputed junior middleweight championship of the world last Saturday night. The fight between Charlo and Castano was just a terrific affair that was ultimately ruled a draw. Unfortunately, one of the three judges at ringside ruled so widely for Charlo that it put a damper on the entire affair, a sad addition to a great night of boxing, to be sure. "If fights are scored as a whole," Charlo continued, "I landed the harder and better shots, but boxing isn't scored that way.  Boxing is scored round by round.  I've always said to take a belt from a champion you need to take that belt and the judges felt neither of us did enough to take those other belts and they ruled a draw." Charlo then went on to once again show the attitude that watchers of the contemporary boxing scene have grown to admire about him. "I don't want to become undisputed by a narrow controversial decision," he said.  "I want to make a statement.  I didn't do my part to get the KO and as always I will continue to learn and improve." As for Castano, Charlo makes it clear in the post that there will indeed be a rematch. "When we run it back, just like I adjusted in Harrison II," he adds, "there will be no doubt about the result." For those who don't know, Charlo had previously lost to the awkward and focused Tony Harrison on the cards before coming back and defeating his man via thunderous knockout in their rematch. The Charlo in each of the two Harrison fights seemed like a different person. Castano appears as if he'd love nothing more than a rematch. And, to be sure, there's a sense of unsettled business about the whole affair now. Plus, it's something the fans would like to see and it would (most likely) reveal the truth king of the junior middleweight division. Although it's hard to tell if a second Charlo-Castano match will come right away, it's difficult seeing either fighter being pleased with things as they now stand. That sort of thing simply doesn't appear to be in either man's nature. Which, frankly, is a pleasure to see in a world of safety-first boxing. The post Jermell Charlo: “I Don’t Want To Become Undisputed By A Narrow Controversial Decision” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Jermell Charlo: “I Don’t Want To Become Undisputed By A Narrow Controversial Decision”

By: Sean Crose

"Brian Castano is one hell of a better fighter than anyone gave him credit for and he came to fight for his life Saturday," Jermell Charlo has posted on Instagram, referring to his battle for the undisputed junior middleweight championship of the world last Saturday night. The fight between Charlo and Castano was just a terrific affair that was ultimately ruled a draw. Unfortunately, one of the three judges at ringside ruled so widely for Charlo that it put a damper on the entire affair, a sad addition to a great night of boxing, to be sure.

"If fights are scored as a whole," Charlo continued, "I landed the harder and better shots, but boxing isn't scored that way.  Boxing is scored round by round.  I've always said to take a belt from a champion you need to take that belt and the judges felt neither of us did enough to take those other belts and they ruled a draw." Charlo then went on to once again show the attitude that watchers of the contemporary boxing scene have grown to admire about him. "I don't want to become undisputed by a narrow controversial decision," he said.  "I want to make a statement.  I didn't do my part to get the KO and as always I will continue to learn and improve."

As for Castano, Charlo makes it clear in the post that there will indeed be a rematch. "When we run it back, just like I adjusted in Harrison II," he adds, "there will be no doubt about the result." For those who don't know, Charlo had previously lost to the awkward and focused Tony Harrison on the cards before coming back and defeating his man via thunderous knockout in their rematch. The Charlo in each of the two Harrison fights seemed like a different person.

Castano appears as if he'd love nothing more than a rematch. And, to be sure, there's a sense of unsettled business about the whole affair now. Plus, it's something the fans would like to see and it would (most likely) reveal the truth king of the junior middleweight division. Although it's hard to tell if a second Charlo-Castano match will come right away, it's difficult seeing either fighter being pleased with things as they now stand. That sort of thing simply doesn't appear to be in either man's nature. Which, frankly, is a pleasure to see in a world of safety-first boxing.

The post Jermell Charlo: “I Don’t Want To Become Undisputed By A Narrow Controversial Decision” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Source : Boxing Insider More   

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.