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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez Warns Caleb Plant He’ll ‘Feel Something Different’ In Unification Struggle

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez warns Caleb Plant he’ll ‘feel something different’ in Las Vegas unification fight as rivals deliver verbal blows in tense weigh-in

  • Canelo and Plant kept apart after skirmishes during September press conference
  • Fighters meet on Sunday with WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF belts on the line
  • Winner becomes only the sixth man to be a fully united champion in every division
  • Canelo is the bookmakers’ favorite, but Plant is confident of getting upset











Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has warned Caleb Plant that he will “feel something different” as the two fighters staged their battle of words in a tense weigh-in late Friday night.

The Mexican and American meet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the early morning hours with the former’s WBA, WBC and WBO belts and the latter’s IBF title on the line.

Alvarez came in at 168 pounds (12 stone) – the super middleweight limit – with Plant weighing in at 167 pounds (11.9 stone), before both boxers ramped up the rhetoric ahead of their unification fight.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (left) and Caleb Plant were kept separate at their weigh-in on Friday

Their September press conference had ended in a scuffle when Alvarez Plant .  beat

Their September press conference had ended in a scuffle when Alvarez Plant . beat

Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KO’s) was adamant that he would take his word for it in the ring.

“I say, ‘You’ll see tomorrow. It’s time,'” he told Showtime Sports, which broadcasts the fight exclusively in the US.

‘I don’t have to say anything. It’s time. He will feel something different, believe me.

“Like I said before, for every action there is a reaction. I feel blessed, I feel motivated for all my fans. It means a lot.’

Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) came in on 12 stone before the fight - the super middleweight limit

Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) came in on 12 stone before the fight – the super middleweight limit

Meanwhile, Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) seemed to enjoy the hostile environment generated by his opponent’s fans and insisted that it was his “fate” to strip Alvarez off his belt.

“We agree to disagree, but we’re going to find out Saturday night,” said the American, who is two years younger than the Mexican at age 29.

‘I promise you that. I love it, you can cheer for him all you want, you can captivate me all you want.

“It’s easy to sit in those chairs, it’s not easy to get up here. Remember that. I was born for this. This is my destiny.’

Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) was slightly lighter than his opponent, weighing 167lb

Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) was slightly lighter than his opponent, weighing 167lb

The two fighters were kept well apart at the weigh-in after exchanging blows at their first press conference in September, when Alvarez opened a cut on Plant’s cheek after puncturing his sunglasses.

There were no skirmishes on Friday with the two fighters joining the weigh-in by former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

Sunday night’s winner becomes only the sixth man in the four-cushion era to be a fully united champion in every division, following in the footsteps of Bernard Hopkins, Jermain Taylor, Terence Crawford, Oleksandr Usyk and Josh Taylor.

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