Caleb Plant, the former super middleweight titlist from Ashland City, Tennessee, found himself thrust into the limelight when a video capturing him slapping Jermall Charlo, the WBC middleweight titlist, circulated every social media platform. The altercation unfolded backstage at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada following the official weigh-in for the undisputed welterweight title fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford, on July 29th. A form of a confrontation saw Plant open-hand slap Jermall Charlo which went viral.
On Sunday, Plant took to the very popular Barstool Sports podcast 'Million Dollaz Woth of Game,' to talk about a slew of topics, but one of which was to face Jermall Charlo in the future.
“I’m looking to fight [Jermall] Charlo next," said Plant on Million Dollaz Worth of Game with Gillie Da Kid and Wallo. "We need to make it happen. Obviously, we had a disagreement recently that had to get figured out, but that will be a big fight for the fans and I know a lot of people want to see it, and that’s who I want next.”
On an Instagram Live, Plant recorded a month ago, he stated that his actions were strictly in self-defense after being berated by Charlo. Not to be confused Charlo's twin brother, Jermell Charlo, will be fighting Canelo Alvarez on pay-per-view, on September 30th, whereas Jermall Charlo has been inactive for two years despite holding a world title.
“There were a lot of Texas dudes around when I [slapped Charlo]," furthered Plant. "I’d rather get beat up by every Texas guy in the building than have to go home and look at my wife and be like ‘I will protect us."
Plant defended his actions, stating that a man has the right to defend himself when someone constantly invades their personal space as well as behaves disrespectfully. Plant also stated that his wife and peers being around during the confrontation also fueled his fire.
"You can’t have someone chastising you like that," stated Plant.
Given that Plant has found himself on three consecutive pay-per-views and headlined two pay-per-views out of the three, it appears Plant is in the 'big fight business.' A fight against the ever-popular Jermall Charlo would be a bout as he mentioned that could get a lot of excitement as it has a pro-wrestling-like narrative of built-in. Will it happen next? Who knows...but Plant might have something on the horizon given that he is doing a podcast with a national outlet.