Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant: Mike Tyson Expecting Bloodshed

Published 10/04/2021, 5:37 PM EDT


Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant are now all set to fight on November 6. Ahead of this upcoming undisputed championship battle, there is already some bad blood between the two super middleweight champions.

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Right from the negotiations phase, the two teams have had some differences. However, things escalated to a whole new level at the recent early press conference.

As Plant and Canelo faced off for the first time, the IBF champ called the p4p king a “motherf****r”. Alvarez inferred this as a shot at his mother and pushed him hard.

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Plant reacted with a flat hook and Canelo landed two counterpunches that caused a cut under Plant’s eye.

‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ recently reacted to the Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant press conference altercation. He believes that this is just the start and expects there to be bloodshed on November 6.

 

In a chat with ESNews, Mike Tyson said, “That’s just the beginning of the blood that’s gonna spill.”

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant: The battle for the undisputed throne

Stepping into this fight, Caleb Plant is the taller fighter (6 feet 1 inch) with a longer reach (74 inches). In comparison, Canelo Alvarez is 5 feet 8 inches tall with a 70.5 inches reach.

Judging by Caleb Plant’s last professional bout against Caleb Truax in January 2021, he will try to capitalize and double down on his natural physical advantages.

On the other hand, Canelo Alvarez destroyed a taller opponent with a longer reach in his last fight.

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Against Billy Joe Saunders, he was able to close the distance with skillful combinations and world-class movement. He landed two straight jabs while using his full guard to block shots. These jabs would then allow him to land sharp body shots and overhand rights from inside the pocket.

Over the years, Canelo Alvarez has faced many fighters with similar advantages and approaches. Hence, it will not be unfamiliar to him. However, this will indubitably be Caleb Plant’s toughest challenge to date.

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Given the magnitude of the fight and the caliber of the two, it is safe to say, the winner of this 12-round fight will definitely go down in the history books.

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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