Chris Eubank Jr., British professional boxer, assured that if Caleb Plant wants to defeat Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez next November 6, he will have to be aggressive.
“I think that Caleb he will try to box him, run around the ring and not get too involved and eventually he will be caught, “said the Englishman in an interview with Pro Boxing Fans. “You have to fight with fire.”
Different bookmakers put the Mexican as a wide favorite to be the first linear champion of the super middle division.
Caleb He is 21-0, but has never faced an opponent like Saul. He comes from defeating in January of this year Caleb Truax in his third defense of the belt FIB.
“If you’re going to go in there and try and survive, he knows how to beat that style, he’s tried it over and over again, eventually he’s going to catch you,” he said. Eubank, who comes from winning last October 16 against Wanik Awdijan.
Plant became world champion in January 2019, when he defeated by unanimous decision Jose Uzcategui.
Although he won by cards of 116-110, 115-111 and 116-110, there was a moment when the Venezuelan connected him and put him in danger.
Since then he has made three successful defenses. Knocked out Mike lee and Vincent Feigenbutz, and defeated by unanimous decision Truax.
“What he does not expect or what he has not trained is for someone who goes to you, who hits, who throws more punches than you, who receives the blows and returns immediately,” he commented.
For its part, Canelo Alvarez he fought twice this year. The first was in February before Avni Yildirim, whom he knocked out in the third round. The other was against Billy joe saunders, whose right cheekbone was broken.
“Nobody is doing that. Everyone is running, they are hiding, so as not to be knocked out, “he said. “They try to last 12 rounds against him. It’s not how you beat a man like him. “