Canelo Alvarez Reveals Why He Hit Back at Demetrius Andrade- ‘That’s Not an Appropriate Way’

Published 10/29/2021, 1:37 AM EDT
May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez celebrates defeating Billy Joe Saunders during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Following his victory over Billy Joe Saunders, Canelo Alvarez sat down with the press for his post-fight interview. WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade crashed this press conference and called out Alvarez for a fight.

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Canelo looked at Andrade and started laughing. After the pair exchanged a few words, the conversation heated up and Canelo told Demetrius to “Get the f*ck outta here man.” The security escorted Andrade and his team out and Canelo laughed the whole incident off.

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In an interview with COMPLEX, Alvarez explained his actions. He said, “To be honest, there’s a point where you just get annoyed with people jabbing at you verbally and coming at you. They try to offend. At a certain point you have to start reacting, respond. So I think that’s what’s been going on. I’m just responding now. To be honest, I think it was more of an embarrassment for him.”

“That’s not an appropriate way to set up a fight. It was my moment and he shouldn’t have stepped in like that. I basically had to respond to him.”

Throughout his career, Canelo Alvarez has been a quiet fighter. He has never shown too much personality or responded to any trash talk. However, recently, the Mexican champion has started answering media questions in English and is showing more personality outside the ring.

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Another example of Canelo showing more personality is when he faced off against Caleb Plant. In their first press conference for their November 6 fight, ‘Sweethands’ Plant and Canelo Alvarez got into a heated exchange on stage during their face-off.

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It all started as Plant continually kept going at Canelo and his trainer Eddie Reynoso. Plant made some strong accusations, calling Canelo a cheater who uses banned substances repeatedly. All this trash talk culminated when Plant called Canelo a ‘motherf**ker’. Canelo found this offensive and pushed Plant. This prompted ‘Sweethands’ to swing back.

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Do you think Plant has gotten into Canelo’s head? Or is Canelo getting better at selling his fights?

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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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