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The tragic story of Caleb Plant, the last rival of Canelo Álvarez | Digital Trends Spanish

On November 6, 2021, Caleb Plant and Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez met at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in a fight that ended in favor of the native of Guadalajara (Plant fell by technical knockout).

This fight was the last for both boxers and, while the Mexican keeps his followers expectant by not wanting to define his next rival, Caleb Plant began the preparation to face a new season.

“We have some things on the table, some things that I’m working on. Until then I will continue to be in the gym training and working, staying focused, and I will be back, ”she noted in an interview with ES News.

In the same medium, Plant confirmed that he intends to return to the competition in the summer and that he is still not sure who he will have to face in the ring.

marked by tragedy

Caleb Plant was born in July 1992 in Tennessee, United States. In 2019, he captured the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight title, which he held until losing it to Canelo Álvarez in November of last year.

Despite his latest loss and being stripped of his title, he is considered one of the most important faces in boxing worldwide.

However, the road that “Sweethands” (his nickname) has had to travel to get to where he is has not been easy. The boxer grew up in the small town of Ashland City, where he faced a harsh childhood that was marked by his mother’s addictions.

He was able to approach boxing thanks to a small gym that his father built for him, which became an important impetus for him to try his luck in this sport.

However, shortly before turning professional, Plant learned that her daughter was suffering from a serious unknown illness that ended up causing her death when she was just 19 months old. “She had at least 150 seizures a day. There was not a day that he had fewer than 150 seizures, ”said the boxer in an interview.

In March 2015, the athlete suffered another blow. His mother, who by then suffered from a serious mental illness, was shot by a police officer after stabbing another officer with a knife. The 51-year-old woman was unable to recover from her injury and died at a Nashville hospital.

In this way, the blows have shaped the life and professional career of this successful boxer. His job also brought him a partner, as Caleb is married to Jordan Plant, a reporter for Fox Sports since November 2019.

On his social networks, the boxer shares images of his life as a couple and his preparation to face this new season where he intends to recover the title of world champion.

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