anelo 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.
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The plant was left wiping at the blood on his face when the combatants’ camps finally separated them.
The plant finally donned his sunglasses for a chilly,
confrontational press conference in which he chastised Alvarez for his doping infractions in 2018.
When they fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) will defend his WBC, WBA,
and WBO super middleweight championships against Plant (21-0, 12 KOs), the undefeated IBF champion from Tennessee.
A plant called Alvarez and his trainer Eddy Reynoso “cheaters” on several occasions.
Although the Mexican champion claimed the prohibited chemical originated from contaminated meat,
Alvarez was disqualified for six months when clenbuterol was discovered in a drug test.
Plant said, “This sport is too hazardous for individuals to be popping positive.” “He is a liar.
It isn’t up for debate. Is he on probation? Was he found to be positive? It has nothing to do with what I say.
It all boils down to what the (athletic) commission has stated. It’s up to you to take it up with them, not me.”
When asked about Alvarez’s previous positive test and Oscar Valdez, Canelo’s training partner’s latest failed drug test, Reynoso became enraged.
Reynoso, speaking in Spanish, didn’t explicitly respond to Plant’s remarks,
instead profanely implying that Plant wasn’t working hard enough to win in seven weeks.
Plant said, “Taking illicit drugs doesn’t happen because you’re confident.” “It occurs as a result of your fear. That boosts my self-assurance.
I’ve put a lot of effort into this sport, and beating him will be the culmination of my life’s labor. It would cement my place in history, and that is exactly what I came here to do.”
Since his lone career defeat to Floyd Mayweather in 2013, Alvarez has gone 15 bouts without a loss.
After their physical altercation, he exchanged insults with Plant but kept his public remarks to a minimum.
He said, “For me, it’s for history, for Mexico, and for my team.” “In fewer than eight rounds, I’m going to knock this man out.”
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