Leonard Ellerbe thinks Caleb Plant would’ve beaten Canelo Alvarez if they fight.
Alvarez and Plant were in talks to fight on September 18 but the talks stalled. However, just recently, they have picked back up for them to fight in November and if that happens, Ellerbe believes Plant would defeat Alvarez.
“Canelo’s a very good fighter. He’s a very good fighter, but things are different now. I mean he was a guy at ‘47, ‘54 and he wasn’t a puncher,” Ellerbe said to Fight Hub TV. “Now all of the sudden he’s walking through guys that’s ‘68 and ‘75. So things are different now, he’s a tremendous fighter, though.
“He can’t beat Caleb. He can’t beat Caleb because Caleb has all the wrong things for him,” Ellerbe continued. “Trust and believe that. Because what you guys have only seen is glimpses of Plant, because again, everybody don’t rise to the occasion of the level of opponent that they face. But given the opportunity against a big name on the big stage — and styles make fights — he has everything that he needs to beat Canelo. Everything.
“Y’all say he can’t punch, but he can punch. He’s a tremendous boxer, he has great defensive skill, but more importantly he’s a thinking fighter. And people will always tend to miscalculate those kind of things and I think that’s one his biggest advantages going into the Canelo fight. That’s just my opinion, though,” Ellerbe concluded.
Caleb Plant is undefeated at 21-0 and is currently the IBF super middleweight division champion. He last fought back in January where he showed off his smart fight IQ once again and used his jab to control the fight and clearly win a decision.
As Ellerbe states, Plant does have a style that could pose some problems for Alvarez. Yet, the Mexican has been able to solve most problems but Ellerbe doesn’t think he would be able to solve Plant.
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