Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant make weight, talk some trash

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Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant exchanged only words this time.

The fighters made weight on Friday for their showdown Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Alvarez coming in at the super middleweight limit of 168 pounds and Plant at 167 before a pro-Alvarez crowd at the hotel.

They weren’t allowed to engage in a stare down afterward after their recent scuffle at a news conference. However, standing several feet apart, they exchanged heated trash talk.

“I said you will see tomorrow, it’s time,” said Alvarez, who spoke calmly. “I don’t need to say anything. It’s time. He will feel something different, believe me.”

Plant, booed throughout the weigh-in, was more intense when he was interviewed.

“We agreed to disagree. We’re going to find out Saturday night, though, I promise you that. … Tune in Saturday, Nov. 6, Showtime Pay-per-view and you’ll find out first hand.”

Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) holds three of the four major 168-pound titles, Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) the fourth. That means the winner will become the undisputed super middleweight champion.

The weigh-in results from the other featured fights are as follows:

  • Anthony Dirrell (168.5) vs. Marcos Hernandez (168.5), super middleweights

  • Rey Vargas (125) vs. Leonardo Baez (126.5), featherweights

  • Elvis Rodriguez (142) vs. Juan Pablo Romero (143), welterweights.

Note: Romero came in a pound over the contracted limit of 142. He had an hour after the initial weigh-in to lose the pound.


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