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Canelo Alvarez reveals what sparked wild press conference brawl with Caleb Plant

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has warned Caleb Plant he is not on his level during their explosive press conference that saw the two come to blows.

WBA, WBC and WBO champion Canelo and IBF king Plant came face-to-face for the first time ahead of November’s super-middleweight unification showdown in California on Tuesday.

After exchanging some heated words, the Mexican shoved Plant across the stage. Plant responded by swinging a left at his opponent only for Canelo to dodge it and connect with a counter left before security swarmed the stage to break things up.

After the brawl, the press conference was finally able to get underway with tensions still high.

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‘Keep laughing, mother f****r. You’re going to find out real soon. Mark my words, you b***h. [Canelo’s trainer, Eddy Reynoso) is a fat a** b***h and you’re a b***h, what the f**k are you going to do?

‘And you’re a drug cheat! … You’re a cheater! You’re a cheater! You got suspended for six months. F**k you.’

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Canelo responded with: ‘You’re not on my level. and you will see on 6 November. You will find out, I promise you.’

Asked what sparked the brawl between the two, Canelo seemingly took offence to Plant’s use of the word ‘mother f****r. ‘

‘He can say whatever he wants to say to me, but not to my mom’ Canelo told Showtime’s Brian Cluster.

Canelo responded with: ‘You’re not on my level. and you will see on 6 November. You will find out, I promise you.’

Asked what sparked the brawl between the two, Canelo seemingly took offence to Plant’s use of the word ‘mother f****r. ‘

‘He can say whatever he wants to say to me, but not to my mom’ Canelo told Showtime’s Brian Cluster.

Heated face off here before the #CaneloPlant press conference 🤯😳Streaming live: https://t.co/mIPZRjJbFo pic.twitter.com/7WXH6hAQu6— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) September 22, 2021

‘Because I’m gonna [knock] out everybody who say something to my mom. You know, and he swing first. I just push him, but he swing first. Then just, I do what I do.’

But in footage shared by Greg Rothstein of The Athletic, Plant strongly refuted those claims, having lost his own mother in 2019.

Caleb Plant refutes Canelo’s claim that he spoke about his mother. pic.twitter.com/7jUMW0eULq— Greg Rosenstein (@grosenstein) September 22, 2021

Pound-for-pound great Canelo has fought three times over the last 10 months, beating the previously undefeated Callum Smith last December before punishing Avni Yildirim in February.

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