February 6, 2023

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intermezzo special: boxers chatting casually in the ring during the World Championship camp (until the crowd is satisfied) |  More sports

intermezzo special: boxers chatting casually in the ring during the World Championship camp (until the crowd is satisfied) | More sports

Plant: “You’re so good.”
Plant: “Am I good too?”
Canelo: “Yes.”
Blunt: “We’re going to make it a great fight.”
Canelo: “Yes, I like this.”
Plant: “I admire your qualities.”
Canelo: “That’s what I know.”
Blunt: “I’m very good at 21-0 (his boxing record: 21 wins 0 defeats, editor).

Here’s a peculiar conversation about the IBF World Heavyweight Championship title fight on Saturday. Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant were in round nine at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when they suddenly started a conversation. Take a break, stop the fight for a while in a fight that until then was a whirlwind. Plant started the conversation, Alvarez answered succinctly. The gentlemen “dance”, and the blows did not materialize.

Until the audience had enough after about twenty seconds. Some of the onlookers started booing. end of the conversation. Plant began to attack, and Alvarez responded with a well-aimed left flank. After a particularly short and separate break, the gentlemen continued what they came for: boxing.

After two rounds, the fight was over. Hanging in the ropes, the referee ruled that the American couldn’t go on. 21-0 turned into 21-1. World Champion Alvarez in the International Football Association. For example, the Mexican is the only middleweight boxer who manages to unify the titles of all associations (WBA, WBO, WBC and therefore IBF).

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