‘Plant Had Great Underwear On’: Mike Tyson Trolls Canelo’s Opponent

Published 11/06/2021, 9:48 AM EDT


Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson is all about entertainment. Having produced several intriguing matchups in his prime, the legend is now relishing his time as an expert on the sidelines. He is ready to witness Canelo Alvarez take on Caleb Plant on November 6. Chiefly ‘The Baddest Man on The Planet’ has backed Saul in the matchup.

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Going against the fellow American boxer, Tyson has billed ‘SweetHands’ to be just another in-ring victim of the P4P King Alvarez. He was present on the stage at the official weigh-in. Post-ceremony, he shared his views on the maiden undisputed super middleweight championship. When asked about Caleb Plant, Tyson comically praised the undefeated IBF world champion. He also explained what it means to fight at the top level.

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Mike Tyson said, “I will tell you one thing. Plant had great underwear on.”

“They do [both looked good in shape]. But it’s all about the initiate here [pointing at head]. Your body’s whole purpose is to carry the brain.”

Despite his support towards Canelo Alvarez, Tyson knows how big upsets can happen anytime in the sport. He has been in some massive shockers in boxing history, notably suffering his maiden career loss against James ‘Buster’ Douglas. Thus, Plant can offer a similar scenario by outpointing the P4P king on fight night.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 19: IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Plant will defend his title against Mike Lee on July 20 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Despite his underdog status, Caleb Plant has seemed confident. Relying on a strong team and his undefeated record, the American star will appear on the biggest night of his career. Hence, we can expect him to bring in his best version.

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Mike Tyson will watch the action live- How far can the fight go?

Tyson was known for knocking people out and he can possibly see the same happening in Plant vs Alvarez. Mexican fighter Alvarez has been stopping his opponents since February and is 2-0 this year. He has vowed to end the fight against Plant within 12-rounds. Hence, we can see action blazing all over. However, Canelo will be well advised to not overlook Plant’s technical ability and counter-hook chances.

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)

Plant can also offer sheer challenge and on being overlooked, can infuse some dramatic turns in the fight. Canelo Alvarez can comfortably pick on his opponent in any way he wants. Meanwhile, ‘SweetHands’ needs to offer a unique approach to dismantle his legendary opposition.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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