IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant believes Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez should have a few more losses on his record.
Last Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Canelo stopped unbeaten Billy Joe Saunders in eight rounds to unify the WBA, WBO, WBC super middleweight titles.
During the eight round, Canelo fractured the orbital bone around Saunders' right eye - which forced the British boxer's corner to stop the fight before the start of the ninth.
Canelo is now one title away from reaching his goal of becoming the undisputed champion at 168-pounds.
The showdown between Canelo and Plant is being targeted for Mexican Independence Day weekend in September.
Plant has been watching Canelo's career play out for a long time.
Canelo's sole defeat came in 2013 - when he was dominated over twelve rounds by Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The following year he won a very close split decision over Erislandy Lara - which some observers felt could have easily gone in the direction of the Cuban fighter.
Like the observers in question, Plant also believes Lara should have been the winner of that fight - and he believes Gennady Golovkin should have been the winner of his first bout with Canelo - a fight which ended in a controversial twelve round split draw. Canelo secured a tough decision win over Golovkin their 2018 rematch.
"He’s been fighting, you know, these UK level guys, European-type guys, and that’s cool. But as far as him fighting the top, Floyd, Lara, Triple-G, he’s 1-3," Plant told The Athletic.
“So, at the end of the day, he’s just a man, and he’s looked human in some of these bigger fights as well. As far as what he did to Billy, and the fashion that he won, that scaring me or making me more nervous or anything like that, that’s not the case.”