Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez did not take the situation lightly with Caleb Plant and said that the fight on November 6 has become something personal.
“When I take something personally, it’s even better for me, because my mind gets stronger,” he said. Saul to Showtime on All Access. “I train harder than normal and I’ll be in the ring that night thinking about what happened at that press conference.”
Canelo and Plant they had a brawl during the promotional press conference on September 22nd. The Mexican pushed the American, who slapped him and Saul responded with three others.
This problem caused a slight cut to Caleb on the right cheekbone, because at the time of impact he was wearing sunglasses. However, it was only a scratch and the next day he sparred.
But this exchange is not something that the man from Guadalajara easily forgets and he did not share the attitude of Plant to heat up the fight.
“I respect his ability, he has good boxing qualities, but the way he says things and promotes fights does not suit me,” he considered. “But hey, if that’s what you want to go ahead with, let’s do it.”
Canelo highlights plant qualities
Canelo feel that Plant He will not be an easy opponent, but he has enough confidence to finally win the belt of the FIB.
“Plant He is a good boxer, he knows how to box and he has a good and fast jab, he knows how to throw combinations ”, he pointed out. “He is tall and that will be difficult for me in the first rounds. It is not an easy fight, but I have the experience and the ability to have fought all types of styles. I am very confident that I can do it. I know myself perfectly ”.
Alvarez began his path to unification when he defeated Callum smith in December 2020 and could end his dominance in the division in less than 12 months if he finally defeats Plant.
“I do not think that before someone has unified a division in less than a year,” he said. “That is making history and it is what I want in my career. That is something very important, historical for my fans and all of Mexico. We will write history together ”.