Leonard ellerbe, President of Mayweather Promotions, he assured that Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez will not be able to beat Caleb Plant, current champion of the super middleweight of the FIB.
“Can’t beat Caleb because it has all the things that Canelo they get complicated “, he commented to Behind The Gloves. “He has all the confidence in the world and what they have seen previously is just a very small sample of the fighter that he is.”
In order to Ellerbe, Plant He has more than one factor in his favor to be able to give the great bell against the Mexican and become, to the surprise of almost everyone, an undisputed champion of the 168-pound division.
“Everyone has wanted to be at the level of the opponent they face,” he said. Ellerbe. “But this chance that he will have before a great name and an important stage make him a more dangerous rival. Has all the elements to beat Canelo. He can hit, he has fantastic defensive technique and he’s a very smart guy. “
The fight would also mean a juicy bag close to 10 million dollars for the North American, a figure that, according to the latest news, Eddie hearn He would have no problem offering to finally dispute the battle that makes the Mexican leap into history.
Despite his trust in Plant, Ellerbe also praised Saul, whom he placed as one of the most complicated men of the moment and who experienced an enormous evolution from 147 pounds to what we see today at 168.
“Canelo is a good fighter, but things are different now,” he commented. “He was a different fighter at 147 pounds, 154 and now 168. He wasn’t a hitter guy. But suddenly now he is sweeping this division and with some guys at 175. He is a very good fighter and undoubtedly complicated for everyone ”.
It is expected that by the weekend of September 15, Canelo Alvarez Y Caleb Plant unify the 168 pound championships.