Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Caleb Plant embroiled in shocking BRAWL at the duo’s first press conference before their November bout, as American swings for Mexican after being shoved
- Formidable Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is set to face Caleb Plant in November
- The super-middleweight unification bout will take place in Paradise, Nevada
- Undefeated fighter Plant holds the IBF belt; Alvarez has the WBC, WBA and WBO
- The event erupted when Alvarez shoved Plant and the American swung back
- Canelo posted a video of the shove on Twitter saying: ‘Don’t talk about my mom.’
Saul Alvarez and Caleb Plant’s first press conference ahead of their highly anticipated November fight erupted into a furious brawl after Plant allegedly made a comment about the Mexican’s mother.
Formidable pugilist Alvarez, 31, will face the unbeaten Plant in a super-middleweight unification bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada on November 6.
Plant, 29, holds the IBF belt while four-division world champion ‘Canelo’ possesses the WBC, WBA, WBO and The Ring titles.
The first press conference between Saul Alvarez and Caleb Plant erupted into an angry brawl
Firstly Mexican fighter Alvarez (left) shoved an unsuspecting Plant (right), sparking the ruckus
Plant, perhaps not expecting Alvarez’ sudden movement, seemed to stumble backwards
The undefeated American then responded with aggression by throwing a punch at ‘Canelo’
The 31-year-old ducked Plant’s initial punch and began grappling with his future opponent
Representatives from both posses got involved in an ugly, unedifying spectacle on Tuesday
Talksport Online Boxing Editor Michael Benson tweeted: ‘WOW, Canelo Alvarez shoves Caleb Plant, who swings for him as they brawl at their first press conference…’
The winner of the fight, which is billed ‘On the Road to Undisputed’ will become the first undisputed super-middleweight champion of all time.
‘Sweet Hands’ is currently 21-0, with 12 knockouts, while Alvarez has 56 wins from 59 fights, with 38 by knockout.
He drew early in his career against Jorge Juarez, drew against Gennady Golovkin before beating him and lost against Floyd Mayweather.
Canelo later posted on his social media account claiming that Plant had made a remark about his mum, insinuating that triggered the resulting events.
He tweeted to his 1.8million followers saying: ‘Don’t talk about my mom.’, with the post already liked 63,000 times at the time of writing.