Caleb Plant Claims Canelo Alvarez Bled After Their Presser Brawl

Published 09/28/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Undefeated IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant has revealed some major insights regarding his recent scuffle with unified titlist Canelo Alvarez in a press conference. While many saw it as a mere feud, there was actually bloodshed going on. It is no secret, Plant had contracted a cut under his eye, which appeared to result from Alvarez’s counter hook.

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However, the P4P king also shredded some blood. While Caleb Plant had planted a slap on Alvarez, it evoked the Mexican star to advance the beef. Meanwhile, ‘Sweet Hands’ freshly shed light on the incident and revealed how he had received the eye injury.

In a chat with Brian Custer, Caleb Plant said, “You know his arm was bleeding. That’s why he kept. Because his arm hit my glasses right here. Pushed my glasses to my face, just gave me like a little cut right here. I don’t even need any stitches or like no surgery, anything like that. It’s just like a scratch. But I didn’t want it up there trickling down. So you know what I am saying.”

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All these factors have charged up the upcoming super middleweight title fight. Moreover, there’s a massive legacy falling behind the heated rivalry. The winner of the fight will become the first-ever four-belt unified 168 lbs champion.

Hence, there’s a lot on the line. While the mighty Alvarez has his invincible aura to defend, Caleb Plant will look to protect his unbeaten status. So, it will be a must-win fight for both men, demanding the best versions from both the champions.

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After officially confirming the fight, Alvarez and Plant came face-to-face weeks back in the maiden official press conference. Things were already heated by then. Meanwhile, Alvarez claimed to have received verbal slurs from the opposite end, which evoked him to push Plant.

In response, Plant came forward and slapped Alvarez, which broke all the limits of moral codes. Both men began trading blows. But the security was quick to separate them. Post-altercation, the feud began on social media. Plant posted a video clip that was clearly aimed towards mocking Canelo Alvarez.

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As we stand with all the intense scenes going around, an in-ring clash on November 6 at MGM Grand, Las Vegas will answer all the doubts. It will be a career-defining fight for both men.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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