Caleb Plant, super middleweight champion of the FIB, shared that Andre Ward helped him in his preparation camp for the fight against Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, where they will unify the 168-pound belts.
“Aiming for the right head, not aiming to please,” the American shared in Twitter along with some photographs in which the now boxing analyst is seen in ESPN. “Undisputed with undisputed.”
– CalebPlant (@SweetHandsPlant) September 4, 2021
Ward fought for the last time on June 17, 2017 against Sergey Kovalev at light heavyweight and knocked him out in the eighth round, defending the championships of the WBA, FIB and OMB.
The former American monarch also had the belts of the AMB and CMB at 168 pounds, same division in which Plant and Canelo They will fight on November 6 at the venue to be defined.
Ward he retired as a boxer at age 33, at the peak of his professional career after dominating the super middle and light heavyweight divisions.
So much Canelo What Andre they faced Kovalev, whom the American defeated twice, the first by unanimous decision and the second by knockout, while the Mexican defeated him via chloroform.
Unified Champion in 168
Now Caleb and Saul they will seek to become the first unified champions in the super middle division.
Plant became world champion in January 2019 by defeating Jose Uzcategui by unanimous decision. Since then he has made three successful defenses, in which in two he got the knockout.
For its part, Canelo fought for the first time at 168 pounds in December 2020 against Callum smith for the vacant belt of the CMB and of the AMB, which belonged to the British.
Since that fight he defended the scepters against Avni Yildirim and Billy joe saunders, and against the latter he also took that of the OMB.