“Canelo found out I’m not a boxer he could be playing with”: Caleb Plant talks about negotiations


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Caleb Plant y Canelo Álvarez

Caleb Plant believes that he surprised more than one person with his attitude when negotiating the fight with Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez for the unification of the super middle belts.

“He knew and later found out that I’m not a fighter that he can only be messing with and teasing,” he said. Plant to the PBC Podcast. “We had a deal and then he would come back with more requests. Then there was another agreement and he would come back with other things. I really didn’t understand what he meant by that. “

Originally both fighters were going to climb the ring for the weekend of independence of Mexico, but the negotiations fell apart and the team of the Canelo started negotiating with Dmitry Bivol.

However, the Mexican announced that he was going to put his plans on hold and later resumed negotiations with Plant, while the latter always stayed focused on the fight and left that in the hands of his team.

“I never really knew how the deal was coming about,” he said. “I try not to get into that kind of thing and suddenly I saw that he had fallen. What I can control is my preparation, my training sessions and my way of approaching fights with the best possible performance when the opportunities come ”.

Will Plant celebrate by ending his fight with Canelo?

Caleb considered that there will be critics who are upset by his way of negotiating with Saul, but he really doesn’t care what they might think.

“People will talk. I can’t control what they say about me ”, he sentenced. “I really don’t care what they think. Many of them do not really know what they have achieved in their lives or what they have done. I don’t think they are the best to judge me ”.

Plant has in his possession the belt of the FIB, the only thing left to Saul Alvarez to unify the super median division.

Plant is undefeated in 21 fights and will enter the match with Saul after beating Caleb Truax by unanimous decision last January.


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