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Canelo Alvarez dismisses Caleb Plant brawl as he outlines intentions to become an all-time great

There was no repeat of their infamous brawl as Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Caleb Plant had some final words for each-other at Wednesday’s pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is going in search of history on Saturday night, as he takes on American Caleb Plant for the title of undisputed super-middleweight champion. 

Canelo, boxing’s undoubted No1 pound-for-pound star, currently holds the WBC, WBO and WBA super-middleweight belts, with Plant’s IBF strap the sole item missing in his collection. 

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez was all business at Wednesday's pre-fight press conference

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was all business at Wednesday’s pre-fight press conference 

The pair previously threw punches at their first face off but it was all business on Wednesday.

‘No, nothing. It’s different when you’re in the ring,’ said the Mexican star, reflecting on the incident. It’s way different, so I don’t take nothing from that.’

Plant also played down their physical confrontation, saying: ‘It wasn’t my intention to get under his skin. Then again, I think you guys make a lot more of it than we do. 

‘I’m sure me and him both have been in worse scuffles than that and I’m sure most people in this room have been in worse scuffles than that.

‘Again, like he said, when the bell rings, it’s completely different. I don’t take anything away from the press conference.’

Canelo and Plant kept things civil days ahead of their undisputed title showdown

Canelo and Plant kept things civil days ahead of their undisputed title showdown 

Canelo added Saturday was just another step on his road to becoming onen of the greatest to ever do it.

‘That’s the goal, to be an all-time great,’ said the four-weight world champion. ‘I’m so proud of trying to achieve that.

‘I’m never going to stop until I try my best to be one of the all-time greats.

‘Only one thing goes through my mind, and that’s winning.

‘That’s the only thing I’m concerned about. Everything else is beyond me.

‘The only thing I care about is what’s going to happen inside the ring on Saturday night.’