Canelo Alvarez’s Trainer Reacts to Caleb Plant’s Accusations: ‘His Evidence Vanished’

Published 10/01/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
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)


Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant are already trading shots, while they stand more than a month away from their scheduled bout at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on November 6. Following a physical altercation in the first face-off, Plant and Alvarez have also unleashed verbal slurs on each other. Meanwhile, undefeated IBF titlist Plant has taken a step ahead, labeling his upcoming opponent a ‘drug cheat’.

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Referring to Canelo Alvarez’s failed drug test with clenbuterol in the past, Plant tried to belittle his rival several times. Meanwhile, Eddy Reynoso, Alvarez’s coach, has finally reacted to it in an interaction with Fight Hype.

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Via a translator’s summary, he said, “I obviously was very bothered by the allegations that Caleb Plant was doing. At the end of the day, he was the first one to throw the blows on social media and in the interviews. But at the end of the day, his evidence vanished.”

“He brought up all these past accusations of clenbuterol. Saul has been proven innocent. We did the hair follicle test, we have done the necessary.”

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It hasn’t been a very great time for Team Canelo, as many of their fighters are on the clutch of criticism. Lightweight star Ryan Garcia has been on a long layoff- garnering backlash from the media. Meanwhile, WBC super featherweight champion Oscar Valdez tested positive with banned substances ahead of his first title defense against Robson Conceicao on September 10.

Nevertheless, Valdez didn’t face any charges, and he successfully beat Conceicao in a 12-round battle via unanimous decision. At this crucial stage, Alvarez’s upcoming fight for the 4-belt 168 lbs unification against ‘Sweethands’ carries sheer importance for Reynoso’s stable.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant- Historic fight

Unbeaten as a pro, Plant will come against the biggest challenge of his career on November 6. Even his unbeaten aura will fall short before a mighty Canelo Alvarez. But it also means Plant’s potential win will take him to the absolute top of the division. As for the Mexican star, he is rightly the favorite fighter.

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31-year-old Alvarez has been active for the past few months, overpowering various super-middleweight champions. Furthermore, Caleb Plant is not one of the biggest names on his resume. Thus, Canelo losing could be one of the biggest shocks of all time in boxing.

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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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