'Carnage': Worrying sign ahead of blockbuster Canelo and Plant bout

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Caleb Plant (pictured right) reacting during a press conference with Canelo Alvarez (pictured left).
The mark under Caleb Plant's right eye (pictured right) was still visible from where Canelo Alvarez (pictured left) hit him in an earlier press conference. Find out more here.

Boxing fans have spotted a worrying sign ahead of the super middleweight unifying title bout between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant.

Canelo and Plant came together for a press conference ahead of their highly-anticipated bout this weekend.

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The last time the pair met, they came to blows as Canelo pushed Plant and the American retaliated.

Canelo ended up cutting Plant under the right eye during the scuffle.

Canelo rarely reacts to taunts from opponents, which is why his aggressive response stunned the boxing world.

However, while Plant may have got under the Mexican's skin, it was the mark on the American's face that has raised questions.

The bad blood that surfaced during the first meeting dissipated in their latest meeting as the pair remained stoic and congenial in Las Vegas.

Canelo Alvarez (pictured left) slaps Caleb Plant (pictured right) during a face-off before a press conference ahead of their super middleweight fight on November 6 at The Beverly Hilton on September 21, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California.
Canelo Alvarez (pictured left) slaps Caleb Plant (pictured right) during a face-off before a press conference ahead of their super middleweight fight on November 6 at The Beverly Hilton on September 21, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

While there was no dust-up this time round, fans were quick to point out Plant still had the cut under his right eye.

Only days out from the fight, and up against the pound-for-pound king, the boxing world quickly started to question if the cut could become a factor.

Whether it was going to impair Plant's vision if, or when, it is opened up or it becomes an issue for a stoppage, fans quickly started to speculate.

Canelo Alvarez attempting boxing history

Canelo is looking to make history in his bout against the American.

The Mexican is looking to become just the sixth man to unify a division.

No Mexican-born fighter has unified a division in the four belt era.

The only fighters to have achieved this are Oleksandr Usyk at cruiserweight, Bernard Hopkins and Jermain Taylor at middleweight, and Terence Crawford and Josh Taylor at super lightweight.

IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant (pictured) smiles during a news conference at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant (pictured) looks on during a news conference at MGM Grand Garden Arena. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

While Canelo is adamant he will create history, Plant said he isn't going to fold like his previous opponent's before the bell.

"There have been some guys who lost before the bell even rang against Canelo,” Plant said. 

“I think that’s why he’s so irritated with me. Some guys just come in and are there to hand over their belt, get their check and leave. Anyone who knows me, they know I’m only here for those belts.”

And whether or not it will work in his favour, Plant did get under Canelo's skin at the press conference in September.

However, it is the cut on Plant's skin that has some in the boxing world calling for an unfortunate stoppage.

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