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Canelo Alvarez says Caleb Plant crossed the line talking about his mother

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Canelo and Plant got into a scuffle at yesterday’s press conference, which will only heighten tensions leading into their Nov. 6 fight.

Canelo Alvarez v Caleb Plant - Press Conference Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

As you may have already heard, yesterday featured an animated dust-up between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant as they kicked off their official press conference, announcing their November 6th Showtime PPV fight. Speaking to the media on the fight (and the fight before the fight), Canelo Alvarez admits that his team has been ticked off by Plant’s public indictments of their character, which Canelo says crossed the line when Plant supposedly brought Canelo’s mother into the conversation.

“You are not on my level and you will see on November 6. You don’t want to fight now, I promise you,” Canelo said.

“We come from nothing and we worked hard to be here. For somebody to lie and talk trash about us, that upset Eddy. It is what it is though. We just have to show everyone who we are on November 6.

“Caleb might be on the same level as Billy Joe Saunders and Callum Smith, but he’s not on my level. I respect that he isn’t here to back down. You can see from today that this is definitely going to be a good fight.

“I know what I need to do and I know a lot about him. He’s a good fighter but I know my skills. My experience is going to give me the edge in the fight. I have faced similar styles to Caleb’s against Floyd Mayweather, Erislandy Lara, Austin Trout and Saunders.

“He’s an insecure person and that’s why he came with a lot of excuses about lots of things. I don’t care about it though. I’m just going to do my best on November 6 and win the fight.

“To be undisputed is history for Mexico and for everyone on my team. To be the undisputed champion is just a great thing for my career.

On the on-stage scuffle: “You can say whatever to me, but not to my mom. I’m going to fight anyone who says something about my mom. And he swung first. I just pushed him. He swung first, and I do what I do. He crossed the line.

“It will be over in eight rounds or less. I’m going to knock out this guy. Easy.”