Canelo Alvarez Confirms Ill Will Towards Caleb Plant: Has He Lost the Mind Games?

Published 10/21/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Canelo Alvarez (teal trunks) and Billy Joe Saunders (blue green trunks) during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Canelo Alvarez never loses his cool. Fans know him for his calm and composed demeanor before his fights. However, this time around, it seems like his opponent has gotten the better of him. Canelo Alvarez admitted during his media workout that he dislikes Caleb Plant more than any other opponent he has ever faced.

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It all started off with their very first face-to-face interaction during their pre-fight press conference. Throughout the press conference, Plant kept going after Canelo and his trainer, calling them cheaters for using banned substances. All the trash talk culminated in the final face-to-face, where the two fighters swung at each other.

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“This is new for me, I’ve never had as much bad blood with an opponent than this one. Yes, this is the most animosity that I’ve had heading into a big prizefight,” Canelo said.

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Canelo Alvarez is one of the most technically gifted fighters in the modern era. If he keeps his cool and executes his plan, he has a very strong chance of winning. The last thing the Mexican would want is to stray away from his plan, swinging for the fences, trying to take Plant’s head off. Plant performs well against fighters that lose their cool as he picks them apart by fighting intelligently.

Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant are less than three weeks away from fighting

In just under three weeks, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, the unified super middleweight champion of the world, will take on the IBF super-middleweight champion of the world Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant. Both fighters will enter the ring on a historic night as the winner will leave Las Vegas as the maiden undisputed super middleweight champion in boxing history.

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Canelo Alvarez will want to make history as the first undisputed Mexican champion in the four-belt era. Meanwhile, Caleb Plant will want to become only the second man after Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather to beat Saul.

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Do you think ‘Sweethands’ has gotten under Alvarez’s skin?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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