After both sides engaged in an extended gaze at the press conference, Alvarez gave Plant a chest thrust. Plant fought back and started punching Alvarez’s direction, with Alvarez firing back. Security managed to separate the two sides as their camps also started exchanging words.
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The fight left Plant bleeding from a gash under his right eye. The severity of the cut could impact the status of the fight. If he’s bad enough to require a break in Plant’s training for the biggest fight of his career, it could result in the fight being postponed, although medical attention will be needed to determine if such steps are necessary.
“It’s a fight,” Plant said. “If he wants to make it a fight, then this is what it is. I am not a punk. You can’t just stand up here and do whatever you want with me. just come here and they are all afraid of you. Now this is how it works.
Plant holds the IBF Super Middleweight Championship while Alvarez is the WBA, WBC and WBO champion at weight. Previously, both negotiations had failed for a fight scheduled for September, only to overcome those hurdles and book the fight for November.