After a great performance, Caleb Plant has called out Canelo and predicts a knockout. Plant was one of the first rumored fighters that many thought would be Canelo’s next opponent due to him being a champion as well. Canelo’s team eventually made a deal with a fight against Callum Smith.
If Canelo plans to become the undisputed champion, he needs to face Plant since he is the current IBF Super Middleweight Champion. Every champion who wants money is easily interested in fighting a big name like Canelo.
Canelo is currently scheduled to face Avni Yildirim, who is the mandatory challenger. If Canelo does not want to get stripped of his belt, he needs to face his mandatory challenger but the quest continues since he already had an agreement to fight Billy Joe Saunders in May.
Caleb Plant will likely be next if Canelo gets past his scheduled opponents. There are a lot of question marks coming to the fight if it happens. The stylistic match-up will be interesting since Plant also has that flashy style with creative striking that could confuse Canelo come fight night. Plant also has sleek defense that could provide trouble since he is the bigger guy.
Although Canelo has face top competitors in his last fights, meanwhile Caleb Plant has fought unproven or out of prime veterans. So in terms of resume, Canelo has the upper hand and his experience could help him in future fights.
There have been no undisputed super-middleweight champion in boxing so we might see it within this year or next year if Canelo does pursue his goal without hindrance. Will Canelo be the first of all time or some big names like Saunders or Plant could pull an upset?