Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant throw punches during wild brawl at first press conference

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Canelo swerved Plant’s shot and hit his opponent with a counter on stage (Picture: Showtime)

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Caleb Plant were involved in a vicious brawl in their first press conference ahead of their November showdown.

WBA, WBC and WBO super-middleweight champion Canelo shoved his opponent across the stage after they exchanged words following a stare-down.

Plant responded by swinging a vicious left at his opponent which Canelo ducked. The Mexican responded with a counter right of his own that appeared to leave Plant with a cut below his right eye.

Security swarmed the stage before more shots were exchanged.

The two were in California for the first official press conference ahead of their super-middleweight unification showdown on 6 November.

Pound-for-pound great Canelo has fought three times over the last 10 months, beating the previously undefeated Callum Smith last December before punishing Avni Yildirim in February.

The 31-year-old added the WBO title to his collection in May with a huge win over Billy Joe Saunders, forcing the stoppage shortly after an uppercut that broke the Briton’s eye socket.

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Widely regarded as the best pound-for–pound fighter on the planet, Canelo has just one defeat on his 59-fight record – against Floyd Mayweather Jr back in 2013.

Tennessee fighter Plant is undefeated in 21 fights.


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