WATCH: Canelo Alvarez Pays Respect to Mike Tyson in Front of World Media

Published 11/06/2021, 12:24 AM EDT


In a few hours from now, Canelo Alvarez will enter the boxing ring for one of his most important career fights. The Mexican boxing star will lock horns with Caleb Plant in an undisputed super-middleweight title fight. This bout is unique in its own way and the world is keenly following every minute detail about the event.

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Not only the fans, but also bigwigs like Mike Tyson are excited about this fight. That said, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ marked himself present for the Alvarez vs Plant weigh-ins. He met Alvarez at the event.

Means a lot. He was a great fighter, legend. I wanna be like him one day, so means a lot,” said Canelo, when asked about what Tyson’s presence meant to him.

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Canelo and Tyson‘s bond strengthened after the unified 168-pound champ appeared on ‘Iron’ Mike’s podcast earlier this year. In the podcast too, Tyson and Alvarez shared some encouraging words for each other.

Ever since the Alvarez vs Plant fight announcement, Mike Tyson has remained assertive about his support towards Canelo. That said, he even appeared on to the duo’s weigh-in to root for his favorite fighter.

Canelo has a vital task in hand because, just like Tyson, there are millions of fans backing him for this epic encounter.

Canelo Alvarez – One step away from creating history

The four-division champ has seen a steep rise in his career, and he’s only getting better with time. His aggressive fight skills have worked wonders for him over the past few years, and on Saturday night, Alvarez will look to bring in something similar.

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Furthermore, Canelo is just a stride away from creating history and registering himself as the first undisputed super-middleweight champ. Hence, if he wins against ‘Sweethands’ it will be historic.

The entire combat sports fraternity will be intrigued to see who among the two gets his hand raised and leaves the ring with a ‘W’.

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Watch this story – Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant Final Press Conference Highlights

What do you think? Also, what did you make of Alvarez’s words for Mike Tyson?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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