Eddy Reynoso admits Canelo may have taken Plant’s “Motherfucker” insult out of context!
On September 21, super middleweight champions Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Caleb Plant came together to officially announce their undisputed title fight. What started off as a normal press conference ended with both men having to be separated after exchanging blows.
Before we knew what the comment was that set off Alvarez, we all were still buzzing off the fact that a mini-melee had broken loose and Plant had suffered a cut underneath his right eye as a result of the physical altercation. The injury came courtesy of an open-handed left hook from Canelo. Plant returned fire with a smack of his own, then verbal warfare would ensue as teams rushed in to keep things from going even further.
Once word got out that the incident was jump-started because Plant called Alvarez a “motherfucker”, the news was head-scratching. Did the face of boxing really get offended because of the word “motherfucker”? Well, not necessarily. It was how he interpreted it. He thought the insult hurled from the IBF champion was in regards to his mother. He admitted so in the aftermath, and Plant quickly refuted the claim.
THINGS GET HEATED!
Now, with cooler heads prevailing and self-reflection completed, trainer Eddy Reynoso shared what may or may not have been going through the mind of Canelo Alvarez that led up to the exchange.
Trainer Eddy Reynoso told Behind The Gloves the following about the incident.
“It may have been taken out of context. But when you’re right there in somebody’s face and they’re heated and there are words exchanged, things get really heated.”
I think the consensus on the whole incident is that Plant obviously got under Canelo’s skin with the comment, intentional or not. Nonetheless, it was an entertaining moment that brought way more attention and excitement to the bout. If you are a casual fight fan, this didn’t exist before their skirmish.
By: Jerrell Fletcher