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Caleb Plant: Canelo Alvarez irritated by me because I’m not intimidated

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Caleb Plant says unlike others, he hasn’t lost the fight to Canelo Alvarez before it even gets in the ring.

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Caleb Plant is just 10 days away from the biggest fight of his life, as he’s set to face Canelo Alvarez for the undisputed super middleweight championship on Saturday, November 6, live on Showtime pay-per-view.

Plant (21-0, 12 KO) will be defending his IBF title, while Canelo (56-1-2, 38 KO) is putting up the WBC, WBA, and WBO belts.

Quotes from Plant’s media workout:

“This is personal for me, but every fight is personal for me,” he said. “I’ve sacrificed a lot for this sport and dedicated myself completely, so anybody who’s getting in the way of my goals makes it personal to me. No matter who it is.

“There are a lot of things that I possess that are going to give him issues in the fight. Every fighter says this is their best camp, but I am honestly saying that. I’ve had no injuries, amazing sparring and I’m ready to rock.

“I have a lot of respect for this sport. I’ve dedicated myself to this sport and sacrificed every day. I want my name in those history books. November 6 is a big step toward that goal.

“I have a big opportunity ahead of me. I haven’t taken any shortcuts in my training. I’m prepared physically, mentally and spiritually. I’m just locked in.

“There have been some guys who lost before the bell even rang against Canelo. I think that’s why he’s so irritated with me. Some guys just come in and are there to hand over their belt, get their check and leave. Anyone who knows me, they know I’m only here for those belts.

“I’m grateful and appreciative of this opportunity. But I’m not here focusing on building my name, I’m here for those belts and for that win. That’s all I’m focused on.

“He says the first few rounds will be tough, but I’m saying all the rounds are going to be tough for him. He’s got a tall order in front of him. Me and my team are focused and ready. I’m just encouraging everyone to tune in, because it’s going to be fireworks.

“This is the best shape I’ve ever been in. You have to train like a world champion, even before you are one, and that’s what I’ve always done. I’m peaking at just the right time. The moment isn’t going to be too big for me. The closer we get, the smaller the moment feels.