Canelo shoves & swings on Plant during face off
By Dan Ambrose: Canelo Alvarez went off on IBF super middleweight champion Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant, shoving him hard during their face-off and then swinging on him after Plant retaliated with a sweet left hook that just barely missed the jaw of the Mexican star.
Former four-division world champion Canelo (56-1-2, 38 KOs) and IBF 168-lb champion Plant (21-0m 12 KOs) met on Tuesday at their kick-off press conference in Los Angeles, California, to discuss their November 6th fight on Showtime pay-per-view at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.
Things were going bad from the start with Canelo yapping about Plant not being on his level. But things got out of hand when Plant gave Canelo a piece of his mind, calling him a “drug cheat” and questioning why his teammate Oscar Valdez wasn’t suspended after he was recently popped for a banned substance. ]
Canelo reacted to something Plant said to him during the face-off by giving him a hard shove that sent him flying across the stage. Plant then walked up to Canelo and threw a lightning-fast left hook with knockout intentions written all over it.
The shot may have hit Canelo, but he came back with a short right hand of his own that made contact. You could tell that this wasn’t staged. The two dislike each other, and they wanted to finish things right there on the spot.
Canelo: “You’re not on my level, and you will see on November 6th,” said Canelo to Caleb Plant during Tuesday’s kickoff press conference.
Plant: “I’ll be still undefeated. You think that’s funny?”
Canelo: “A a little bit.”
Plant: “Well, keep laughing. Keep laughing mother-f*** because you know when you’re going to find out? Real soon.”
Canelo: “Don’t say ‘Mother f****.'”
Plant: “You’re going to find out the same time everybody else finds out. And you know when they found out? When it was too late. That’s when they found out, and that’s exactly when you’re going to find out.
“Mark my words, b***. And you’re a bi*** too,” said Plant to Canelo’s trainer Eddy Reynoso. “Do you know the only difference between you and him? He’s a fat a** bi***, and you’re a b***.
“What the f*** are you going to do? f*** you. And you’re a drug cheat. So tell me something.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) September 21, 2021
“Oscar Valdez tests positive for something and not get suspended for six months. But he [Canelo] get test positive for something and get suspended for six months, and somehow he’s not a drug cheat?”
Canelo: “Don’t make excuses before the fight.”
Plant: “You’re a cheater. You got suspended for six months. F*** you!”
Canelo: “Say whatever you say; I’ll see you November 6th.”
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