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And Canelo explained that his mother thanked him for giving his potential US opponent an early penalty. ”My mother is also angry. He said, ‘Thank you, son, for showing me respect. You have to win’,”Canelo said. Talking about the incident itself, Canelo explained why he started the horrendous fistfight in the pre-fight press conference. ”He talked about my mother. He said, ”you bastard” so you’ve crossed the line there. So that’s why I pushed him and then he came back with a left hook.” An enraged Canelo pushed Caleb Plant’s body. Then, Caleb Plant countered by unleashing a left-handed punch that Canelo avoided. After that, Canelo threw a punch at Caleb Plant’s eye until it bled.
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The two Super Middleweight champions will have a unification duel in Las Vegas on November 6. Caleb Plant holds the IBF crown, while Canelo is the king of the WBA, WBA and WBO. The Mexican boxer is sure to add Caleb Plant’s IBF belt to his collection of champions. “In the end, this is what I want to do with my career, make history. These things, like being the first to be the first unified champion weighing 76.2 kg, make history,” he said.
“The potential to be one of the few to hold this prestigious honor at any heavyweight makes me very happy. For my country, this would be a huge achievement. I want to be remembered as one of the greatest in the history of the sport.”