The super-middleweight bout between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant could be in doubt after their press conference turned violent on Tuesday night.
The press conference was held ahead of their fight on November 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, with the winner set to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion in boxing history.
Plant has held the IBF super-middleweight crown since 2019, and is undefeated during his professional career, whereas WBA (Super), WBC and WBO champion Canelo has only lost once during his 59-fight career, to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
However, the clash for all of the super-middleweight bragging rights could be scrapped due to Tuesday's events.
During a face-off between the pair, Canelo aggressively shoved Plant which sparked an attempted punch, which was dodged by the Mexican, but hits were exchanged before security and trainers intervened.
Plant came off significantly worse as he received a major cut below his right eye, and boxing and MMA reporter Mike Coppinger has casted doubts over the arranged fight on November 6 due to the American's injury.
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Coppinger was at Tuesday's press conference, and admitted on Twitter following the incident: "Been to literally hundreds of boring press conferences. Never seen an exchange like that, and especially for a fight like this.
"That’s a big gash under Plant’s right eye, and it’s bleeding profusely. A cut like that in training usually postpones fights."
It doesn't bode well for Plant, who saw his first effort on Canelo dodged before the Mexican returned with an accurate counter punch, but the heated exchange may have postponed or even cancelled the main event set to take place in just over a month.
Should proceedings still go ahead as normal, it certainly won't be one to miss, with a heavy amount of bad blood between the two, with the stakes even higher than initially anticipated.
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