After losing his IBF super middleweight title, Caleb Plant is looking to get back in action in a big way. “Sweathhands” has his eyes on WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo.
Plant, who seems to be very confident, decided to call Charlo on social media. The two have been involved in a war of words on Twitter recently, and Plant decided not to beat around the bush when it comes to his intentions.
“You’ve been @FutureOfBoxing indirect, so I’ll be direct. We can solve it by the end of the year. UR EZ WORK. “
Plant made his professional debut in 2014. He beat José Uzcátegui in 2019 to become the IBF super middleweight champion and defended the title three times. They were all against the mandatories and Plant wanted to show that he can fight the elite. He would face Canelo Alvarez in November, losing by technical knockout. As a result of Plant’s loss, Canelo became the undisputed super middleweight champion in just 11 months.
Charlo made his professional debut in 2008. Charlo, a former IBF junior middleweight champion, won the interim WBC middleweight title in 2018. Promoted to full-time champion, he has defended the belt five times. His last fight was in June, defeating Juan Macías Montiel by unanimous decision.
Another option for Plant could be David Benavidez, the former WBC super middleweight champion. Benavidez and Plant have been criticized for years, even trying to get a reservation for a match. The 25-year-old, who had the super middleweight title stripped due to drug suspensions and weight issues, last fought in November, beating Kyrone Davis by TKO.
There are other names interested in fighting Charlo. Demetrius Andrade, the WBO middleweight champion, has requested to face Charlo for some time. Canelo is also looking to fight Charlo, but he also has an interest in competing for the cruiserweight and light heavyweight titles.
Both Plant and Charlo are signed to Premier Boxing Champions.