“Shut the F*** Up”- Canelo Alvarez Reacts to Caleb Plant Labeling Him a Cheater

Published 09/22/2021, 7:51 AM EDT


Canelo Alvarez protested on being called a cheater by his rival Caleb Plant. The three-belt unified super middleweight champion lashed out and directed a flurry of verbal slurs at ‘Sweet Hands’, which ultimately turned out to be a physical altercation after the official face-off. However, Caleb Plant didn’t hold back from responding to his Mexican opposition.

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‘Sweet Hands’ had accused the P4P king of cheating. And Alvarez actually tested positive regarding the banned substance clenbuterol in 2018. An anti-doping body also handed him a suspension of six months. Three years later, Plant didn’t forget to criticize Canelo Alvarez for the particular incident.

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The undefeated fighter took constant shots at Alvarez and even brought up the drug failure test. Caleb Plant said, “People don’t cheat out of confidence, people cheat out of fear and you know he went for a trial and he got suspended for six months. So, it is what it is. He is a cheater.”

However, Alvarez reacted with rage and refused to respond. He had a straightforward answer to Plant, which was hilarious yet alarming. The P4P king said, “Shut the f*** up.” All of it infused a certain bad-blood in the rivalry that will go down in the ring on November 6 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, USA.

The unified super-middleweight title clash will see Alvarez’s WBC, WBA, WBO, and Plant’s IBF straps go up for grabs. Therefore, the winner will depart with quite a reputation and the potential to bag blockbusters in the future.

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Alvarez’s entry into the division in December saw him topple several -listers in the division. After vanquishing Callum Smith and Avni Yildirim in December and February, the P4P king took out Billy Joe Saunders in May to gain all three titles at 168. Therefore, Caleb Plant is the only champion that hasn’t surrendered to the Mexican star.

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While the nearing fight will resurrect Alvarez’s goal of becoming the super middleweight kingpin, Plant can also look forward to putting his hands on Alvarez. Hence, this leaves the fight in a 50-50 situation.

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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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