Canelo Álvarez and Caleb Plant traded blows astatine their quality league to beforehand their upcoming ace middleweight rubric unification bout, and the speech near Plant with a chopped nether his close eye.
The 2 champions scrapped aft trading verbal barbs during the ceremonial faceoff earlier the quality league began successful the plot of the Beverly Hilton. Apparently successful effect to a remark from Plant astir Álvarez's mother, the Mexican superstar knocked Plant backward with a two-handed shove.
Álvarez aboriginal tweeted a video of the incident, with the comment; "Don't speech astir my mum."
Plant stepped guardant and threw a near hook astatine Álvarez, who dodged it and threw an unfastened near manus to Plant's face. The stroke struck Plant's sunglasses, which jammed into his feature and caused the cut.
The fighters' camps yet separated them, but Plant was near dabbing astatine the humor connected his cheek. He yet enactment connected his sunglasses for a frosty, combative quality league successful which Plant repeatedly called retired Álvarez for his doping violations successful 2018.
"You're a cause cheat," Plant said.
"Tell maine something, Oscar Valdez tin popular affirmative for thing and not get suspended for six months, but helium tin popular affirmative for thing and get suspended for six months, but someway he's a cause cheat?
"You're a cheater."
Álvarez was suspended for six months successful 2018 aft investigating affirmative to clenbuterol.
Álvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) volition hazard his WBC, WBA and WBO ace middleweight titles against Plant (21-0, 12 KOs), the unbeaten IBF champion, erstwhile they conscionable Nov. 6 astatine the MGM Grand Garden Arena successful Las Vegas.
-- Additional reporting by Brett Graham
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