Caleb Plant Won't Fight Clenelo On Short Notice; Needs Proper Rest...

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  1. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman Boxing Addict Full Member

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    “How far is May 2 away. So, that means take a half-month off after a 3½ month camp, and then go right back to work, right? Just so they can try to get me when I’m overworked? You control the narrative, you control the media. So, they make an offer when they know I just fought. So you control the narrative, you control the media. Don’t let them fool you.”
     
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  2. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That's how Clenelo got Sergey. Sergey only had 3 weeks off.

    :lol:
     
  3. Rock0052

    Rock0052 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Like him or hate him, he's nobody's fool. He won't make the same mistake Kovalev did.

    Then again, to be fair, he and Kovalev are in two totally different spots career wise. Kovalev was at the end of the rope and was criminally underpaid for most of his career, took a horrible deal for the Ward rematch, and needed a fat payday more than anything.

    Plant has more time and nowhere near the desperation.
     
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  4. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

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    Dang, thats disappointing.

    As the physically larger guy, he has a chance at one of the biggest names in the sport, and one of the best p4p fighters he will likely ever get a chance to fight, in a fight that if he wins would change his life overnight.

    Sometimes you have to make concessions and take inconveniences to get transcending opportunities.

    Was hoping he'd take the fight.

    That being said Im not blaming him for not taking it either. This is chess not checkers and if he truly feels that would weaken him to that extent, part of me appluades him not selling out for the money.

    But still... I cant help but be a bit disappointed in his decision.

    ...

    And I think he means, if you control the media, you control the narrative.
     
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  5. DonnyMo

    DonnyMo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I love how guys cannot imagine the thought of fighting 3x per year anymore.

    You just had a fight where you took zero damage.....take two weeks (or 4) and have a 6-8 week camp...

    Anyways, we'll see him in December against another tomato can im sure.
     
  6. shadow111

    shadow111 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    LOL Plant is terrified of fighting Canelo. Making Kovalev-like excuses.
     
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  7. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Literally no one wants to rush into another training camp after a fight...
     
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  8. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think I would probably actually root for Clenelo here.
     
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  9. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Canelo is a diva, but...you fought Vincent goddamn Feigenbutz. I mean...come on, Caleb. "Overworked" is a little dramatic.
     
  10. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Didn't watch the fight, but Caleb looked kinda bruised up?
     
  11. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Active Member Full Member

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    Pretty lame excuse, It’s not like Caleb just had a rough fight. I think there were rounds where the German guy literally didn’t land a single punch.
     
  12. Pimp C

    Pimp C Stay Dangerous Full Member

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    I actually prefer plant to fight benavidez than canelo.
     
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  13. ross

    ross Active Member Full Member

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    Can't believe he would pass this up...It's not like he's coming off the couch on a 2 year layoff or something. His call ....hope he doesn't regret it down the line if his career doesn't pan out the way he thinks its going to injuries etc
     
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  14. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Good for Plant. Enough of this "give me all the advantage" BS started by Floyd and perfected by Clenelo. It diminishes the sport.
     
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  15. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Man opportunity knocks . & he farted , scratched his nuts , rolled over & went back to sleep.

    ahhh good for Caleb.
     
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