Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Super Middleweight
When is Saunders vs Plant?
Billy Joe Saunders could face the challenge of Caleb Plant in Summer 2022 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
Saunders vs Plant stats
Billy Joe Saunders would step into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Caleb Plant would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Plant would have a slight advantage in power over Saunders, with a 57% knock out percentage over Saunders' 47%.
Billy Joe Saunders is the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Plant has a height advantage of 2 inches over Saunders. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Billy Joe Saunders fights out of the southpaw stance, while Caleb Plant is an orthodox fighter.
Saunders is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 2 months earlier than Plant, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 100 more professional rounds, 222 to Plant's 122.
Billy Joe Saunders goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC, 9 by the WBO and 3 by the RING at super middleweight.
Caleb Plant is currently ranked number 2 by the RING in the 168lb division.
Saunders vs Plant form
Saunders has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 8th May 2021 by in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Martin Murray on 4th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Marcelo Esteban Coceres on 9th November 2019 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Before that, he had beat Shefat Isufi on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
He had defeated Charles Adamu on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Plant remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Caleb Truax on 30th January 2021 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Vincent Feigenbutz on 15th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Bridgestone Arena, Tennessee.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Mike Lee on 20th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Jose Uzcategui on 13th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, California.
Hehad won against Rogelio Medina on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Don Haskins Convention Center, Texas.
In terms of recent activity, Billy Joe Saunders has been fighting more than Caleb Plant.
Billy Joe Saunders last fought 5 months and 16 days ago, while Caleb Plant's last outing was 8 months and 24 days ago.
Saunders' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
Plant's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Saunders vs Plant?
Caleb Plant is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Billy Joe Saunders if you fancy the incredible upset.