Caleb Plant (21-1, 12 KOs) tasted the primary defeat of his professional profession on Saturday evening on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In a full division unification, with the IBF, WBO, WBA, WBC tremendous middleweight world titles at stake, Plant suffered a knockout loss by the hands of Mexican celebrity Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs).
Plant was dropped twice within the eleventh spherical, with the competition being waved off upon the second knockdown. It was the primary time that Plant had ever been down in his profession.
Afterwards, Plant was taken to a neighborhood hospital as a precaution and didn’t attend the post-fight press convention.
Throughout the battle, he gained a number of rounds and carried out higher than some had anticipated together with his fixed jab and defensive skill.
Plant has now vowed to return stronger than ever in 2022.
“I’ve bent most the world to my will and achieved it with nothing however ardour and ability. I’ll be again. I confirmed I belong on the highest degree and I’ll be champion of the world once more. I’ve by no means been scared to go large or exit on my defend. Thanks to all of the followers and all my supporters,” Plant said.
The 28-year-old Plant captured the IBF world title by defeating Jose Uzcategui in January 2019, with two early knockdowns on his strategy to a transparent unanimous choice victory. The battle with Canelo was his fourth protection of the belt – after wins over Mike Lee, Caleb Truax and Vincent Feigenbutz.
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