Caleb Plant has enlisted boxing legend Andre Ward and trainer Virgil Hunter to join his camp ahead of his fight with Canelo Alvarez on November 6.
America’s IBF super-middleweight world champion is set for a career-defining showdown against the Mexican superstar, who holds the WBA, WBC and WBO belts.
The winner will be crowned as the first four-belt undisputed super-middleweight champion in history.
Canelo is widely considered boxing’s pound-for-pound king – a position he seized not long after Ward’s retirement in 2017.
As such, he is a big favourite in the contest with many pointing out Plant’s lack of experience against world level opposition, let alone against elite level fighters like Canelo.
Now though, the American has seemingly brought in a source of experience to bolster his gym.
Plant posted a series of images which showed him working with Ward and Hunter over the weekend.
He is yet to comment on the specifics of this newfound relationship or clarify how it affects his original training team.
Regardless, even if this is just a temporary link-up it could bolster Plant significantly as he heads into the fight of his life.
Ward, who was trained by Hunter himself, is a former unified super-middleweight and light-heavyweight world champion.
He retired undefeated at 32-0 in 2017 having beaten Sergey Kovalev, Carl Froch, Mikkel Kessler and many more.
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