A convincing win last Saturday night in defense of his Super Middleweight Championship has American Caleb Plant setting his sights on one of the top fighters and biggest paydays to be had, Canelo Alvarez. But, how realistic is a Plant – Canelo fight for later this year? It’s a question we discussed on this week’s edition of the podcast.
Host T.J. Rives welcomes in Marquis Johns, senior writer of bigfightweekend.com and also Gayle Falkenthal, a freelance boxing writer/reporter based in San Diego, California.
The three discuss Plant’s latest victory for his IBF 168 lb. title by 12 round unanimous decision over veteran Caleb Truax in L.A. last Saturday night. That win improved Him to 21-0, 12 KOs and has him waiting for the opportunity to fight Alvarez potentially later this year. In the meantime, Canelo will be defending his versions of the Super Middleweight championship later this month in Miami against turkeys Avni Yidirium. Canelo is also slated to fight England’s Billy Joe Saunders, who owns the WBO 168 lb. belt in early May.
We also discuss Plant’s left hand injury and whether or not it may affect the timeline for being able to fight Canelo in September or October?
The group also goes over the bizarre delay of Houston, TX, Junior Middleweight World Champ Jermell Charlo not receiving his International Boxing Federation title belt from his KO win over Jeison Rosario this past September. Are there shenanigans going on or is the belt just lost in the mail with all of our holiday gifts?!?
Finally, Gayle gives her thoughts on a 2020 fight that she would like to see out of the Welterweight division involving one of the up-and-coming unbeaten “young guns: taking on WBO 147 lb title holder, Terence Crawford.
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