- Anthony Morrow
Caleb Plant wants to silence critics in his next fight
Last time we saw Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant in action was against Saul “Canelo” Alvaez November 6, 2021, for the undisputed super middleweight championship. Plant gave the future hall of famer a great competitive fight despite not having a great training camp which I believe was due to overwhelming circumstances that to this day he won’t use as an excuse. Plant was stopped in the 11th round after being knocked down twice. Plant stated that he gained a lot of experience from that fight even though he didn’t get the results he was seeking he held himself accountable for the outcome, “I lost because I got caught with a good shot and got stopped, so I'm not here making any excuses,” said Plant.
With 21-1 12 KO’s ,Plant makes his professional debut at the Barclays center on October 15th in Brooklyn New York, as he takes on 34-2-2 25 KO Anthony Dirrell in a WBC world title eliminator bout where the winner gets an opportunity to compete for a championship, “ He’s rolling right now, I’m ready for him to fight, I wish the fight was tomorrow, he’s on fire right now” says Stephen “ Breadman” Edwards who has been a great addition to Caleb Plants corner. Stephen “Breadman” Edwards brings a similar mindset and work ethic like Caleb’s father having a calm but no-nonsense approach when it comes to putting in the work. I asked Caleb about what Breadman has added to his mindset, Caleb response was letting it be known that his mindset isn’t and never has been an issue for him, he’s a self-motivator and does all the right things that are in his control, Breadman looks to be responsible for the game plan and training him at the pace he’s accustomed to at a high level. “I don't see too many people out grinding me” Caleb states as he takes great pride in his work ethic, Plant has been adamant about not allowing any outside influences to affect his mindset, and we got to see his mental toughness tested by the remarks made by Dirrell in regard to how he’s perceived by fellow fighters in the division and his personal hatred towards the former IBF super middleweight champion. I asked the former champion if there is a certain style or way he wants to win, and Plant replied to my question with two words “dramatic fashion.” Caleb being the consummate professional that he’s been his whole career is not looking past Dirrel however he was not shy about expressing interest in who he’d like to fight next. The former IBF super middleweight champion has his sights set on Charlo, Benavidez, and a rematch with Canelo Alvarez. Make no mistake about it, Plant is not overlooking Dirrel, as he plans to remind the world that he is one of the best super middleweights in the sport of boxing and not just looking for the win, but wants to make a statement.