Caleb Plant broke the silence after the defeat he suffered before Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez in which he lost the super middleweight belt of the FIB.
“I’m not going to lie, I was disappointed, I was thinking of winning,” he said in an interview with Fighthype. “I didn’t come to give away my belt. I had in my mind to come out with the victory, but in the end I think I did well and showed that I belong to the highest level ”.
The American was very close to taking the fight with Canelo up to the points, but in the eleventh round, Saul He made him fall a couple of times, who won by way of chloroform. The cards prior to the knockout of Saul they were 96-94, 97-93 and 98-92 in favor of the Mexican.
Caleb He acknowledged that he felt great sadness at the result and confessed that he asked his team not to stop the fight. Likewise, he said that for this end of the year he will continue with the rest and prepare for a stellar fight at 168 pounds.
“I was sad, I had worked very hard, I was going to win and I told them that I really didn’t want the fight to stop me, but it is what it is,” he confessed. “I will go on vacation at the end of the year and visit my grandparents. I haven’t been free in the last five years so I want to go home and see them. There will be time to return to the top next year ”.
The rivals that Caleb Plant wants
On his return, Plant He left the door open to any top-level rival, as long as the fight takes place in the super middleweight teams.
“I’m ready for a big fight at 168, either (Jermall) Charlo, (David) Benavidez or if (Gennady) Golovkin comes up ”, he pointed out. “I want to fight whoever is a big name in this division.”