Via Adam Baskin: Former IBF super-middleweight champion Caleb Plant is 100% focused on his fight against Anthony Dirrell this Saturday night, NOT on the bigger payday clashes with David Benavidez and Jermall Charlo.
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Plant (21-1, 9 KOs) was forced to win this match against Dirrell to keep his chance of a distance rematch with Canelo Alvarez. Defeating Dirrell is the first step for Plant, but he must win to get his next match against Benavidez or Charlo.
Compared to the other two ranks, 37-year-old Dirrell is an easy task for Plant, but probably won’t because Michigan native Flint can punch.
We saw that Plant was easily defeated by the fighters in the knockout loss to Canelo and the hard-fought victory over Jose Uzcategui in 2019. Plant was beaten up by Uzcategui in the later rounds and ended up looking tired. tired and defeated.
In Plant’s words, he seems to be leaning toward WBC middleweight champion Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs). Charlo will have to move to 168 for that match to take place because Plant wins can lose weight.
“I lost my last fight. I feel like I put on a great performance,” Caleb Plant said Fighthypetalking about the 11th round loss to Canelo Alvarez last November.
Some boxing fans would disagree with Plant about him, saying he “had a great performance” against Canelo.
The truth of the matter is that Plant did a good job in the first half of the fight but was then consumed and appears to be seeking validation from Canelo at one point. It’s just Plant’s weird behavior.
He’s basically given up on trying to win and it looks like he’s hoping Canelo will take it easy on him if he befriends him in the later rounds. If Plant did that to Dirrell, he would definitely be taken down because he doesn’t like him at all,
“I continue to work on a lot of things that we have had success with,” says Plant. “I think people know what I bring to the sport and what I bring to the boxing ring.
“I have a lot of creativity. I can do a lot of things in many different ways. They can expect a show and I get to raise my hand about fashion.
“We worked on a lot of things in the camp. Just stay relaxed, stay calm, so it’s a good camp. We’ve been working on a few things. Follow FOX pay-per-view and you’ll see what I’m up to.
“I didn’t think about this fight when I was asked which boxer was more dangerous between David Benavidez and Jermall Charlo,” Plant said. “I think right now, I need to focus on the task at hand, and I will when I get there.
“I feel like some boxers are focused on what’s next. I don’t want to make the same mistake. I want to focus fully on Saturday, October 15.
“I’m going to take care of business and fashion, and then I’m going to find a way to make the biggest fight we can possibly go on,” Plant said.