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Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant denied face-off as Mike Tyson oversees fiery weigh-in before grudge match

CANELO ALVAREZ and Caleb Plant were denied another fiery face-off at their pre-fight weigh-in – with Mike Tyson overseeing proceedings. In September, the pair traded blows at a heated press conference, with the American suffering a cut face. And on Friday, Canelo and Plant were kept separate for their weigh-in ahead of Saturday night’s grudge […] ...

CANELO ALVAREZ and Caleb Plant were denied another fiery face-off at their pre-fight weigh-in – with Mike Tyson overseeing proceedings.

In September, the pair traded blows at a heated press conference, with the American suffering a cut face.

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Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant were kept separate for their Friday weigh-in after September’s press conference turned violent[/caption]

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Mike Tyson was in attendance as Canelo and Plant exchanged verbal blows on Friday[/caption]

And on Friday, Canelo and Plant were kept separate for their weigh-in ahead of Saturday night’s grudge match in Las Vegas.

Heavyweight legend Tyson was even in attendance in case all hell broke loose again.

Canelo, 31, weighed in bang on the 168lbs super-middleweight limit, with 29-year-old Plant ever so slightly lighter at 167lbs.

And while the pair were physically held apart, it didn’t stop them from exchanging some verbal blows.

Following the weigh-in, Canelo explained exactly what was said.

The Mexican told Showtime Sports: “I said, ‘You will see tomorrow. It’s time’.


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“Like I say before, for every action, there’s a reaction.

“I feel blessed, I feel motivated for all my fans. It means a lot.”

Plant determinedly shrugged off Canelo’s comments though, hitting back: “Agree to disagree.

“We’re going to find out Saturday night though. I promise you that.

“I love it, you can cheer for him all you want, you can boo for me all you want.

“It’s easy to sit in those seats, it ain’t easy to stand up here. Remember that.

“I was born for this. This is my destiny.”

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Mike Tyson was at the heart of the action as Canelo and Plant weighed in for their Las Vegas grudge match[/caption]

Meanwhile, Canelo called Tyson a ‘legend’ and revealed he is ‘going to be like him one day’.

The Mexican said: “He was a great fighter, a legend.

“I’m going to be like him one day. It means a lot.”

Canelo and Plant will go toe-to-toe in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning GMT.

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