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Claressa Shields Slams Canelo Alvarez Fans After He Pushes Caleb Plant During Heated Face-Off

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Caleb Plant leaves a cut under Caleb Plant's right eye

Boxing great Claressa Shields slammed Canelo Alvarez fans after the pound-for-pound king pushed challenger Caleb Plant during a heated face-off. Alvarez pushed Caleb Plant, and both the boxers traded blows before security rushed in and distanced both the boxers. The entire incident received a lot of attention from fans around the world, with UFC president Dana White slamming Showtime for their lack of security and preparation ahead of one of the biggest bouts of this year. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The super-middleweight champion later took to Twitter to give clarity on why he pushed Caleb Plant. Apparently, Plant said something about Alvarez’s mother, which did not go too well with the Mexican boxer who proceeded to push Caleb Plant. While it’s not clear what exactly Caleb Plant said, the brutal exchange that followed left a vicious cut under Plant’s right eye.

 

Claressa Shields opined how the views that erupted on Twitter were partial for Canelo Alvarez, siding with the undisputed champion. Shields argued that had Caleb Plant pushed Canelo Alvarez, fans would have argued that Alvarez is inside Plant’s head. However, since it is Alvarez who pushed Caleb Plant, Shields is of the belief that Canelo Alvarez fans will still take his side. 

 

While that’s a personal stance, and a heated face-off is not something new to this business, it certainly sheds some light on how boxers who are the favorite to win the bout are perceived by fans around the world. Clarissa Shields sent out several tweets following the entire scuffle, slamming Alvarez fans. 

UFC president Dana White also slammed shared his opinion, slamming how Showtime risked the health of both the boxers before a huge match-up. “You couldn’t be f*cking dumber than what they did today, risk a massive fight with one of the biggest stars in the sport, by not having the fighters safe,” White said in the press conference following the conclusion of DWCS.

 

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Critical of Dana White's matchmaking abilities but always in awe of his business acumen, Nikhil Chauhan is always up for a chat related to MMA and Boxing.