There’s still more than two months of a gap before Canelo Alvarez steps inside the squared circle against Caleb Plant, but there is already tension building up between the two pugilists and the conflict has now involved Canelo’s mother.
During a news conference on Tuesday, which served as a promo to their much anticipated upcoming fight on 6th November, saw Canelo and Plant turning a verbal exchange into trading blows.
The ceremonial face-off, which took place in the garden of the Beverly Hilton, saw Canelo pushing Plant away after the two got into an oral altercation. Plant stepped forward and attempted a left hook at Canelo, who dodged it and returned with his left hand, tossing away Plant’s sunglasses which also gave the American boxer a cut on his cheek.
On the heels of the clash, Canelo revealed that he got physical after Plant brought the Mexican maestro’s mother into the talks.
“You can say whatever you want to me, but not about my mother,” said Canelo afterwards.
Plant, however, claimed that the exchange was ‘normal’ and didn’t mention that there was any talk about Canelo’s mother, and the latter just went at him after the vocal clash was over.
“We were just saying things, just the normal back-and-forth banter, and then he did what he did,” said Plant. [H/T Stuff.co.nz]
As a response, Canelo posted a clip of the squabble on his Twitter and Instagram, along with a caption on the same notion, “Don’t talk about my mom.”
Don’t talk about my mom. pic.twitter.com/f1HQlEfUUE
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) September 21, 2021