Caleb plant deserves some respect.

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Kell Macabe, Nov 30, 2021.

  1. Kell Macabe

    Kell Macabe Member Full Member

    Nov 20, 2021
    Plant had to fight canelo Alvarez the #1 ppv draw and the fight was in Alvarez home town not to mention canelo already had a history with bogus score cards. It must of taken some balls to even step in that ring and let alone win some if not most of the rounds until the knock out.
  2. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    The guy is a professional boxer

    He got in the ring as he should and was paid well

    He done nothing of note and got knocked out
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  3. JOKER

    JOKER "I waited until the time was right." — Floyd Full Member

    Dec 18, 2019
    No credit.

    Talked a big game, but came into the ring with nothing but a pawing jab and asking for validation from his opponent.

    A bum.
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  4. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    It's called accepting a huge payday. :lol:
  5. Stiff Jab

    Stiff Jab Despiser of Super-Middleweights Full Member

    Jan 7, 2019
    Man was fishing for compliments in the middle of a fight like Canelo was his alcoholic father.
  6. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    Not really, I’d fight Canelo rn if I was getting the same check
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  7. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Active Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2020
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  8. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne’s life coach. Full Member

    Aug 18, 2019
  9. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne’s life coach. Full Member

    Aug 18, 2019
    Plant did not have to fight Canelo. In boxing there are always ways to avoid mandatories. He could have also vacated.

    He lost the respect of his peers and fans when he was asking Canelo, mid fight mind you, to validate him as a boxer and opponent.

    Ten million dollars plus ppv percentages... yeah... he did it for the "re$pect"
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  10. Slyk

    Slyk Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Seems like the title win over Uzcategi satisfied a bit too much of his hunger.

    It looked like he was very prepared for the Canelo fight, but he wasn't prepared to take the risks necessary to win.

    I loved Kambosos' attitude toward the Teo fight, talking about how the so called lesser puncher should land a mean right hand in round 1. Caleb was hoping to tip tap and land a huge counter but it just wasn't going to work. If his goal was to be competitive, he succeeded; but, everyone who isn't a hater knew he could do at least that. He doesn't deserve too much of either respect or hate.
  11. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    To be fair, all guys who step in the ring should get some respect. We are fans of what they do!
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  12. JSpizz

    JSpizz Jay Spizz. Full Member

    Jan 8, 2021
  13. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    He fought his fight and lost. As noted, respect for fighting, but beyond that he was looking to survive.
  14. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Give him props for taking a fight to make life changing money ? That is what Plant did. Nothing wrong with it. I just don’t see how that garners more respect.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2021
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  15. jaytxxl

    jaytxxl Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    $10 million.. I guess it wasn’t about money right. He woulda fought Canelo for free:nonono
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