“Something About Me Ruffles His Feathers” – Caleb Plant Explains Why Canelo Alvarez Lost His Cool on Stage

Published 10/21/2021, 3:30 AM EDT
NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 15: Caleb Plant of United States celebrates after defeating Vincent Feigenbutz of Germany in their IBF world super middleweight championship bout at Bridgestone Arena on February 15, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Plant defeats Feigenbutz by TKO during the tenth round. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)


Caleb Plant vs Canelo Alvarez is building up to be a super fight. From the first press conference itself, we got to see a different side of Canelo Alvarez. The normally calm Mexican pushed Plant when ‘Sweethands’ said something Alvarez felt was derogatory towards his mother.

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Caleb Plant explained the whole situation and why he thinks Canelo lost his cool on stage. “I don’t know. Something about me ruffles his feathers, I think. I feel like a lot of these guys here recently. You know they’ve been there to pick up a check and hand over the belt.”

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“And um, I feel like he knows that he’s got someone in front of him who’s not just here for a check. And not just here to be quiet and hand over his belt, but here to win. I think somehow that strokes his ego the wrong way, and he’s not a fan of that. Not to mention, you know, bringing to light some of his past issues that he’s had. I’m sure he didn’t like that.”

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When Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez pushed ‘Sweethands’, Plant swung his hand at Canelo. The quick Mexican put on a fine display of his reflexes, slipping the punch and countering with a one-two that cut up Plant. Twitter had a field day with the incident.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant 

Canelo Alvarez will fight Caleb Plant on November 6 at the MGM Grand in the fight capital of the world Las Vegas, Nevada. For the first time in the sport’s history, boxing fans will watch the ‘Undisputed’ Super-middleweight king crowned on November 6.

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Both Plant and Canelo will want to etch their names in the history books as the first undisputed champ at super middleweight. While Canelo will look to cap off a stupendous year, Caleb Plant will want to remain undefeated and back all his pre-fight talk.

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Come November 6, who do you think will be crowned super-middleweight king? Canelo Alvarez or Caleb Plant? Let us know in the comments below.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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