Canelo Alvarez shared a touching conversation with Caleb Plant moments after knocking him out in their fight last week.
The pound-for-pound king of boxing got a destructive finish to become the undisputed super middleweight champion of the world, although it took a while for him to shatter his previously undefeated opponent.
The fight started off with positive signs for Plant as his jab troubled Canelo early on.
It didn’t take long for the Mexican to start closing the distance as he systematically cut the ring and hit Plant with hooks on the head and body.
Canelo finally made the breakthrough on round 11 by crushing Plant with a left hook that put him on wobbly legs, then knocked him down with a follow-up right uppercut.
The American got back to his feet, roughly, but fought for just a few more seconds before being knocked down again and finished with a series of right hands.
With this victory, Canelo was crowned the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO super middleweight world champion.
Before the fight, there had been a build-up of heat between the two.
They clashed and traded punches at a pre-fight press conference as Plant called Canelo a “mother,” which the Mexican said he interpreted as an insult to his mother .
After the competition however, all of this was forgotten.
Canelo started off by telling Plant, “You are a good fighter.
To which Plant replied, “I’m sad.
But Canelo insisted, “Don’t be ashamed, you’re a great fighter.
“And I’m sorry for everything.
“But at the end of the day, we are men and we are human.”
“I’m sorry for everything.”
Plant then said, “Can I tell you something?” When I said ‘Fuck mother’, I never meant your mother.
“Because I don’t have a mother, my mother is dead.”
Canelo replied: “You have a very good and beautiful family.
“You are my family.”