Canelo Alvarez Gives Bizarre Explanation for Busted Lip

Published 11/06/2021, 7:04 AM EDT


Canelo Alvarez looks confident ahead of his career-defining collision with IBF champion Caleb Plant on November 6 in Las Vegas. Boasting the WBC, WBO, and WBA straps, Alvarez sees Plant as just another of his in-ring victims. Meanwhile, an overlook of Canelo Alvarez’s lips seemed to tense some of his fans.

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Prior to the fight, Alvarez was spotted sporting a busted lip. During his interaction with The Rich Eisen Show, the P4P king talked about several things. In the chat, Rich Eisen noticed Alvarez’s busted lip and asked him about it. He received a bizarre response.

Alvarez said, “When you lose weight, happens.”

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Bloodshed and minor injuries have been around the matchup since its official build-up. The first face-off between Alvarez and Plant ended in a heated scuffle. Caleb Plant slapped Alvarez and, in response, got stuck with a jab. It left a cut under Plant’s eye.

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Canelo Alvarez has nothing to fear about Plant, as he has already been in the ring with the elite super-middleweight champions. Besides, Alvarez’s mighty resume gives him a massive edge over ‘Sweethands’. If Caleb Plant can overcome all of it, then he can create history and become the second man after Floyd Mayweather to vanquish Canelo Alvarez.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant- History is on the line

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Having faced elites like Floyd Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin, Alvarez wouldn’t benefit much from facing Plant in terms of legacy. However, victory will make him the first boxer to hold all four titles at 168. Thus, it is enticing to see what the P4P king can do in the ring that shall enhance his legacy even further.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant during a face-off before a press conference ahead of their super middleweight fight on November 6 at The Beverly Hilton on September 21, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Caleb Plant has received the biggest fight of his career. He will earn the most lucrative paycheck so far and a have chance to become a superstar. These factors can drive him to push the limits.

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Hence, we can expect an intriguing fight between two of the best super middleweight pugilists of the time. Who do you think will have the last laugh? Canelo Alvarez or Caleb Plant? Also, what do you make of Alvarez’s excuse about his lip?

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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