The IBF middleweight champion (up to 76.2 kg), the undefeated American Caleb Plant (20-0-0, 12 KO), who a month ago was considered the main contender for the fight with the leader of the pound-for-pound rating, Mexican Saul Alvarez ( 53-1-2, 36 KO), explained in an interview with BoxingScene.com why the negotiations were unsuccessful.
“Actually, there weren’t many chances that the fight would take place. They [команда Канело] did not come to me with a proposal. There was nothing concrete, just a rough outline, they made certain attempts, but decided to refuse.
There was a lot of talk that I was not ready, but this is not true. Hopefully this interview will help me get rid of the rumors. At that time, I did not know what to offer Canelo in order to fight him, but I was ready, because I did not stop training. Yes, I was resting after my last fight [в феврале], but a lot of time has passed since then, and I would have had time to prepare for December, ”said the fighter.