“It Didn’t Look Real”: Mike Tyson Makes Bold Statement Regarding Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant’s Press Conference Scuffle

Published 10/02/2021, 11:30 AM EDT


The recent altercation between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant that caused widespread controversy did not really surprise Mike Tyson. Having faced several such situations in his own career, Tyson is not new to brawls at press conferences. His press conference with Lennox Lewis was one of his more colorful events.

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In an interaction with ES News, 55-year-old Tyson talked about several things surrounding the boxing world. Hence, he couldn’t help himself from throwing light on the nearing super-middleweight title unification fight. When asked about his thoughts on the Plant vs Alvarez scuffle, ‘Iron’ threw in his raw opinion.

“It didn’t look real,” said Mike Tyson.

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However, the heavyweight stalwart appears to have an eye on the fight. He is backing Canelo Alvarez to beat Caleb Plant, which is also the most likely outcome of the fight.

Referring to Plant’s injury in that scuffle, Tyson added, “That’s just the beginning of the blood, he [Plant] is going to spill. This is just the beginning ni** a.”

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Alvarez, 56-1-2, has been on a dominant run in the 168 lbs division. Having already captured the WBO, WBA, WBC titles, he is just short of Plant’s IBF strap. Although ‘Sweethands’ is still undefeated, he is a massive underdog in this contest. Hence, fellow American Mike Tyson has also walked away from backing him. However, that can actually intensify the scenario, if Plant bags a shocking win.

Can Caleb Plant prove Mike Tyson wrong?

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In recent times, the boxing world has come across several upsets. From Manny Pacquiao to Anthony Joshua, several elites have fallen before their underdog rivals in the past few months. Hence, Caleb Plant will definitely feel confident on November 6 and he can certainly prove ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ wrong. Given the unpredictability of boxing, anything can happen, but outclassing the P4P king will be extremely demanding.

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Canelo Alvarez has faced way better opponents than Caleb Plant and has vanquished them all, except for ‘TBE’ Floyd Mayweather. So, he has the tools ready for a war against Plant. As this fight turns out to be a ‘must-win’ for both men, fight fans can expect a blockbuster display of action.

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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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