Boxing News at Five: Plant expects to fight Canelo but not in May, Mayweather says he should be ‘Male Athlete of the Decade’, not LeBron James

THOUGH everyone else in and around his division seems desperate to land a fight against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, IBF super-middleweight champion Caleb Plant has an altogether different approach to securing the most lucrative opportunity in the sport.

He wants the Canelo fight on his terms – and all in good time. This means Plant, having retained his title with a 10th round stoppage of mandatory challenger Vincent Feigenbutz on Saturday night, won’t be rushed into giving Canelo a shot at his title on May 2, the designated date of Canelo’s next ring outing, and won’t be bending over backwards if and when it eventually happens.

“That means taking half a month off after a three-and-a-half-month camp and then go right back to work, right? Just so they can try and get me when I’m overworked,” Plant said to The Ring.

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