Canelo Álvarez, Caleb Plant trade blows at news conference
Canelo Álvarez, Caleb Plant trade blows at a news conference
Caleb Plant and Canelo Alvarez couldn’t wait until November 6 to start throwing punches.
At their press conference on Tuesday to advertise their impending championship unification fight, the super middleweight champions exchanged punches, leaving Plant with a gash beneath his right eye.
The boxers scuffled after trading verbal jabs during the ceremonial faceoff in the Beverly Hilton’s courtyard before the press conference started.
Apparently, in reaction to Plant’s remark regarding Alvarez’s mother, the Mexican superstar shoved Plant backward with his two hands.
Afterward, Alvarez replied, “You may say anything you want to me, but not about my mother.”
Plant took a step forward and fired a left hook at Alvarez, who mostly avoided it and responded with a left hand to the face of Plant. Plant said that the hit impacted his sunglasses,
which became stuck in his face and wounded him.
Plant said, “We were just talking stuff, just regular back-and-forth banter, and then he did what he did.”
“Don’t speak about my mom,” Alvarez said simply on Twitter while sharing footage of the fight.