Saul Cinnamon Alvarez announced that he will take a year off from boxing to attend to health problems that have plagued him since he was crowned the undisputed 168-pound champion. However, he has not stopped receiving challenges against him for world championship fights. Who recently joined the list was Caleb Plantwho lost his fajilla in November 2021 against the Mexican and threatened to confront him again.
On the eve of his return to the ensogados after having lost his undefeated record against the native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, the American assured that he will start the path that leads him to have a revenge against him Cinnamon. He even said he was willing to face each of the best exponents of his division to achieve his goal.
I want a rematch with Cinnamon And if for this I have to face the best boxers of the super middleweight division to the last to achieve it, then that is what I will do, ”he highlighted in a series of statements rescued by the YouTube channel FightHype.
— CalebPlant (@SweetHandsPlant) September 27, 2022
On the other hand, when asked if he has the level to beat Cinnamon Alvarez After watching his performance against Gennady Golovkin, the Nashville, Tennessee native dodged the question. Instead, he assured that his preparation against the Mexican was not the most optimal and considered his defeat fair after having received a solid blow of technical knockout in the last episodes.
“I think that, regardless of the defeat of GGG, I didn’t have my best camp to face that fight. That’s not why I lost, because he surprised me with a great shot that made me stop, so I’m not here to make excuses. I feel that that’s the fight i want (revenge against Cinnamon Álvarez)”, he highlighted before the microphones.
After falling to the canvas, for the first time in his professional career, during the eleventh round of his 22nd fight, the career of Sweethands plant took a different path than Cinnamon Alvarez. While the Mexican entrenched himself at the top of the pound-for-pound rankings and returned to the 175-pound division, the American took an extended break.
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) September 18, 2022
Despite his inactivity and that he will fight again until October 2022, Caleb Plant did not lose so much hierarchy in the rankings. Both in the ESPN like in the magazine The Ring remained as the third best exponent of the 168 pounds. It was only surpassed by Cinnamon Álvarez, who sits at the top, as well as interim World Boxing Council champion David Benavidez.
The Caleb Plant’s next professional engagement It will be on October 15, 2022 against the American Anthony Dirrell. In case of beating the seventh best in the top 10 at 168 pounds, then he could be on his way to obtaining the title of mandatory challenger by the International Boxing Federation (IBF).
How was Caleb Plant’s defeat against Canelo Álvarez?
After a tense road to the fight for the IBF super middleweight title, the Mexican boxer set out to finish the fight on the fast track. Although the American managed to withstand the punishment throughout 11 rounds, an accurate combination of punches to the face of him knocked him down. The first time he managed to get up, but when the bell was about to save him he hit the ground again and the judge decreed the end. Thus, by technical knockout, Cinnamon Alvarez became undisputed champion of 168 lbs.
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