Canelo lets insults fly after shoving match erupts with Jacobs at unification bout weigh in

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Published on May 4, 2019 - Duration: 01:50s

Canelo lets insults fly after shoving match erupts with Jacobs at unification bout weigh in

Canelo Alvarez lets insults fly after heated shoving match erupts with Daniel Jacobs at weigh in for this weekend's unification bout in Las Vegas

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Canelo lets insults fly after shoving match erupts with Jacobs at unification bout weigh in

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS STRONG SPANISH LANGUAGE PROFANITY SHOWS: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (MAY 3, 2019)(BROADCASTERS AND DIGITAL: MUST COURTESY 'GOLDENBOY PROMOTIONS') 1.

INTERIOR T-MOBILE ARENA - WEIGH IN FOR CANELO ALVAREZ V DANIEL JACOBS MIDDLEWEIGHT UNIFICATION FIGHT 2.

DANIEL JACOBS GETTING ON SCALE AND WEIGHING IN AT 160 POUNDS (72.5 KILOGRAMS) 3.

CANELO ALVAREZ GETTING ON SCALE AND WEIGHING IN AT 159.5 POUNDS (72.3 KGS) 4.

ALVAREZ AND JACOBS STARE EACH OTHER DOWN AND THEN START SHOVING BEFORE BEING SEPARATED 5.

ALVAREZ TALKING TO REPORTER 6.

(SOUNDBITE)(Spanish)(CONTAINS PROFANITY) CANELO ALVAREZ SAYING: "I see fear, and that was fear right there what he did, and I'm gonna say it in Spanish so everybody understands, fuck your mother!" 7.

ENGLISH TRANSLATOR 8.

REPORTER ASKING ENGLISH TRANSLATOR ABOUT NOT TRANSLATING THE PROFANITY STORY: Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs got into a heated shoving match Friday (May 3) after both fighters made weight for their middleweight unfication bout in Las Vegas this weekend.

28-year-old Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs) weighed in at 159.5 pounds (72.3 kilograms) while 32-year-old Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) tipped the scales at an even 160 pounds (72.5 kgs) for their fight to unify the IBF, WBC, and WBA middleweight belts.

Tempers flared during the stare down when Mexican Alvarez and American Jacobs got close enough to touch heads and the two started a pushing match before being quickly separated.

Alvarez let loose with several insults in his native Spanish when asked about the incident by a reporter.

(Production: Peter Bullock and David Grip)

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