SAUL ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has revealed what rival Caleb Plant said to him at their pre-fight press conference.
The two fighters ended up in an explosive, bloody brawl on Monday after Plant trash talked Canelo’s MUM – the latter has claimed.
The shock incident left the sport stunned and super-middleweight Canelo, 31, has since explained why a brawl unfolded between him and Plant, 29.
As quoted by SPORTbible, the Mexican said: “Oh, he talked about my mum.
“He said ‘you motherf**ker’ so you passed the line right there, so that’s why I pushed him and then he came back with a left hook.”
Canelo and Plant – known as ‘Sweethands’ – have agreed to meet in an undisputed super-middleweight clash in Las Vegas on November 6.
Canelo, who knocked out Brit Billy Joe Saunders in May, currently holds the WBA, WBC and WBO titles and is the favourite for the fight.
Plant, who boasts an undefeated 21-0 record, holds the only belt missing from the Mexican’s collection – the IBF crown he picked up in 2019.
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But the American is yet to fight a boxer of Canelo’s calibre and the November clash will be his first pay-per-view bout.
In comparison, Alvarez has fought the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Gennady Golovkin and Amir Khan during his illustrious career.
Discussing the planned bout, Canelo said: “At the end of the day, this is what I want to do with my career, make history.
“These things, like becoming the first to be the unified champion at 168 pounds, is making history.
“To potentially be one of the few who holds this prestigious honor in any weight class makes me very happy.
“For my country, this would be a huge accomplishment. I want to be remembered as one of the greatest in the history of the sport.”