Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez justified having to face a rival like Avni Yildirim, that it was an easy and limited rival, but that it was a mandatory fight of the CMB.
“If I hadn’t had a goal to win every 168-pound championship, I wouldn’t have made this fight,” admitted the tapatío in an interview with Aztec TV after winning. “If I didn’t want to unify, I wouldn’t have made this fight. It’s on the path of what I want to do and that’s it ”.
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The Mexican’s plans are to become the undisputed monarch of the super middleweight division in 2021, so he will first have to face Billy joe saunders (champion OMB) in May of this year and, in case everything goes well, to Caleb Plant (champion FIB) in September.
Canelo Alvarez defeated without any problem Yildirim in three rounds. In the third episode, the Mexican sent the Turk to the canvas and his corner decided to stop the fight and not go out for the fourth round.
“It’s what I had to do, it had to end by knockout, it was the issue,” he said to ESPN. “We had to pass this challenge to continue on the path to what we have to do, the perfect job was done as we had to do it.”
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The team of Saul he hoped they could come out of the fight with their hands up and in good condition to announce the contest before Billy joe saunders in May of this year.
“It is a fight where it will cost me a bit of work because of the movement of SaundersBesides, he is a left-handed fighter ”, he pointed out about the British boxer. “I have to adapt to all styles.”
On having four fights in a year, Alvarez He assured that he loves going out to box and that it is one more day at the office for him.
“I love being here, I love being in boxing,” he mentioned. “For me, it’s another day at the office, it’s being active, I separate myself from others. I am a responsible, dedicated person and if not now, when ”.
Canelo Alvarez will take the following week off and then resume training for the match against Billy joe.