Ignacio Beristain made his analysis of the unifying fight between Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Caleb Plant next November 6.
“I don’t think it can complicate it, especially the power it has today,” he said. Don nacho in an interview with Fine Boxing. “The coach of the Canelo (Eddy Reynoso) has devoted himself to converting the Canelo in a great fighter ”.
The winner of the contest the following Saturday will become the first universal champion at 168 pounds. Canelo has the belts of the WBC, WBA and OMB, while Plant has the one of the FIB.
Although the American monarch remains undefeated in 21 fights with 12 by way of knockout, Don nacho assured that Saul he is a great athlete.
“He has become a great athlete, he is a complete athlete who is 150% dedicated to what he does and has nothing else but to be successful,” added the legendary coach.
This will be the fifth contest of Alvarez in the super middle division, after in December 2018 he challenged Rocky fielding for the championship of the AMB.
After two clashes in different divisions, Canelo returned to 168 pounds in December 2020 to fight with Callum smith, whom he defeated by unanimous decision.
This year he fought against Avni Yildirim and also before Billy joe saunders, who was the monarch of the super middleweight by the OMB. In this last crash he fractured his right cheekbone.
Beristáin doesn’t think Canelo is the best pound for pound
Don Nacho Beristáin, who has been a critic of Canelo Alvarez and Eddy reynosoHe assured that the Jalisco boxer is not the best of today.
He also affirmed that he is not yet among the best Mexican fighters in history, but he is close.
“Not so much pound for pound, but a great athlete,” said Ignacio.
“I think it is about to arrive, but the comparisons,” he added. Don nacho. “I was telling a partner of yours that you are comparing a fighter. They want to compare to Julio (Cesar Chavez) with him, it is heresy, because the time of July it has already passed and he is at his mere point ”.