What's wrong with Caleb Plant?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by BoxingDialogue, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. JOKER

    JOKER "He is greater." — AdamT on Pac > Fluid Jr. Full Member

    Dec 18, 2019
    Shut your mouth, boy. You bring nothing to the table.
  2. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 7, 2006
    He just brought facts
  3. split_decision

    split_decision Electronic information tampers with your soul Full Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    considering the sh!tty life Plant has had outside the ring (losing his daughter who was only 19 months old and his mother getting shot and killed by the police) I don't begrudge him having a few easy defences TBH
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  4. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    He had a long talk with Gary Rusell Jr, who has been fighting once a year for the last five years and makes about $1 million a year for about eight weeks (camp and one title defense) of work.

    Which is a sweet gig when you can get it.
    • Plant is from Rural Tennessee, outside Nashville.
    • Plant fights once a year, if that.
    • Plant makes $750,000 a fight, which is generational wealth in rural nowhere.
    • Plant still hasn't figured out how to spend all the money he made for his last fight, because there is nothing around him but Dollar Stores.
    • $10 million is beyond the realm of comprehension to him. That's like winning the lottery. And those lottery winners all go bankrupt because they don't know what to do with it.
    • So Plant will stick to the manageable $750,000, once a year gig
    • And Plant will beat one unknown super middleweight (with a lot of consonants but very few vowels in his name) once every 12 months or so until the PBC folds.
    • And that's that.
    There are just too many vowels in Saul Canelo Alvarez's name. Plant is looking for more of an Evgeny Shvedenko-type for an annual defense.

    Plus, Canelo might hurt himself in sparring. I mean, he hasn't in nearly 60 pro fights. But why train if Canelo might get hurt. No, bring on Shvedenko.

    Bring on all the Shvendkos. Just once a year, though.

    And, I'm only being slightly sarcastic.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2021
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  5. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Active Member Full Member

    Dec 20, 2020
    Regardless of his resume up until now, it does not appear that the fight with Canelo falling through was anything to do with Plant - he wanted the fight and agreed to every one of Canelos demands.

    Looks like it's Haymon / PBC that has caused the deal with Canelo to fall through. Hard to blame Plant for that IMO.