Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez will be the fifth Mexican rival in the race of Caleb Plant, something abysmally different from what he lived in his other fights, because now he will be measured with the considered best pound for pound in the world and a wide favorite. We tell you the history of Caleb Plant against Mexicans.
Plant began his professional career on May 10, 2014 with a one-round knockout of his compatriot Travis davidson, and his walk before rivals born in Mexico began less than two months later, when he defeated by unanimous decision in four rounds Mike noriega, on Las Vegas.
That same year, on November 1, he knocked out in just one round Jovan ramirez, on Chicago.
His next Mexican-born rival arrived almost eight months later, when he finished in four rounds with Juan Carlos Rojas Sánchez, on Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
It took more than two years to re-measure a Mexican, on February 17, 2018 at the Don Haskins Center from Step, when it was imposed by unanimous decision to an experienced Rogelio “Porky” Medina, already in the fourth fight of Plant in the super middle.
Plant against Uzcategui, Venezuelan based in Mexico
In addition to the four native Mexican rivals who have been measured Caleb Plant, was also measured with a Venezuelan opponent who lives in Mexican territory. And it was precisely who he defeated to proclaim himself champion of the FIB.
On January 13, 2019, the Venezuelan was imposed José “Bolivita” Uzcategui, based in Tijuana, Mexico, who could do nothing and fell by unanimous decision for the coronation of Caleb Plant.
Plant successfully exhibited the title once in each of the last three years, against Mike Lee, Vincent Feigenbutz and Caleb Truax, but the most complicated and demanding fight of his career will take place on November 6.
Canelo, 168-pound champion of the WBC, WBA and OMB, wants to be undisputed monarch and will do everything in his power to take away Plant the one with the FIB, who was even warned that he will be knocked out between rounds seven and nine.