Andre Ward, a former medium and light heavyweight champion, revealed his reasons why he is helping Caleb Plant in preparation for the unification fight against Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez November 6.
Ward He invited Caleb Plant to train with him for a few days at his gym in Hayward, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“One of the reasons I invited Caleb Plant it’s because I respect him, “he said Andre Ward in a video broadcast on the social networks of Plant. “I see that he is very dedicated to boxing. When I see this boy at such a high level that he has shown, it only makes me feel a greater recognition of his career ”.
Ward assured that the psychological factor that has shown Plant in your career, it is important to keep in mind. He even said that he identifies with the way the current champion of the FIB has faced the fight with Canelo.
“When I listen to him speak, I know that he has a very powerful mentality and personally I can also identify with that,” he said.
The 5th of September, Caleb shared some photographs in which he was seen Ward in your workouts.
Andre Ward he retired undefeated at the peak of his career. This, after successfully defending the light heavyweight championships of the AMB and CMB in view of Sergey Kovalev in 2017.
Ward considered that pressure will not be a factor against Plant in view of Canelo. Rather, it will motivate you to surprise and become the first unified 168-pound champion.
“It is a constant evolution in a fighter. It is in a process of evolution to reach the top ”, he pointed out. Ward. “Only the best can boast their place in the elite. Pressure does two things to people, or pushes them and drives them, or destroys them, immobilizes them until they show their best version. And I think that’s what will drive Caleb“.
Canelo is not worried about Andre Ward’s advice to Plant
Canelo He said he didn’t care about preparing Plant with Ward and commented that he didn’t have a problem with facing both on November 6.
Saul Alvarez he has not lost since his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013, while Plant It has been undefeated since its debut in 2014.
The American has already successfully defended the scepter of the FIB on three occasions before Mike Lee, Vincent Feigenbutz and Caleb Truax.