“No Stitches”- Manager Gives an Update on Caleb Plant’s Injury After a Scuffle With Canelo Alvarez

Published 09/22/2021, 6:35 AM EDT


Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant kicked off their official face-off with a heated altercation that can have an impact on the in-ring affair. Both men are looking forward to becoming the first four-belt unified champion at 168, and that has provided an added rush to the electrifying matchup. However, not everything was pleasant about the recent scuffle, as is the case with most scuffles.

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As Alvarez and Plant traded shots, IBF titlist ‘Sweet Hands’ was spotted donning an injury below his eye. It appeared to be a cut, which raised several doubts regarding the medical condition of Caleb Plant, as a horrific injury could have hampered the fight.

However, Plant’s manager Luis DeCubas Jr. connected with ESPN and revealed, the IBF champion hasn’t contracted any major setback. Combat reporter Mike Coppinger revealed a portion of the statements via social media.

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DeCubas Jr. said, “No punches landed in the scuffle; Caleb’s glasses scratched his face which caused a slight scratch. No stitches, no butterflies, no nothing. … He’s good to go.

“Canelo pushed Caleb and Caleb slapped him. The rivalry is real, and this is gonna be a war. Do not miss this fight!”

The fight will happen on November 6 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and will finally end Alvarez’s supreme plans in the super middleweight division. Following wins over Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders, Alvarez now has the WBC, WBA, WBO, and the Ring world titles. The P4P king is now just short of Plant’s IBF strap.

On winning the show, either man will become the best in the division. Here’s more about the fight.

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Both men have been flawless for a long time as professional boxers and have done enough to earn their shot at the unified super middleweight golds. As they remain two of the best in the particular weight class, it’s prime time to see them lock horns in a gruesome scrap. Although Plant (19-0) is undefeated between the two, he will still be the underdog going up against the mighty Canelo Alvarez.

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56-1-2 as a professional, Alvarez has beaten the very best of the era, and he has become an all-time great in the sport of boxing. A win over Caleb Plant will propel his legacy to an extent where fans may see him bag several top-tier matchups in the future.

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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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