Manny pacquiao gave his reaction to the victory of Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez after being the first undisputed champion at 168 pounds by defeating by knockout Caleb Plant.
“Congratulations to the pound-for-pound king, Canelo, in making history by becoming the first undisputed super middleweight champion in history, ”the Filipino wrote. “Plant made a great fight, but Canelo is very good. Boxing is in good hands ”.
Congratulations to the pound for pound king, @canelo, on making boxing history as the first undisputed super middleweight champion ever. Plant put up a great fight but Canelo is just too good. Boxing is in great hands.
– Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) November 7, 2021
Canelo He sealed the victory with an 11th round knockout, who was left unanswered. In this way he became the first Latin American boxer in all of history to unify a division.
In less than a year, Alvarez managed to defeat the former champions Callum smith, Billy joe saunders and Caleb Plant, to sweep in the super middle.
So far the only boxers who have succeeded are Bernard Hopkins, Jermain Taylor, Terence Crawford, Oleksandr Usyk, Josh Taylor and Saul Alvarez.
“Thanks to my team, my family and all of you who have supported me throughout 60 fights, tonight we became historical,” he said. Saul in your account Instagram.
After the victory, Canelo went to celebrate with all his team at a place of The Vegas, Nevada, where he gathered thousands of fans and dedicated some cheers to Eddy reynoso, and even sang to his wife Fernanda Gomez.
Pacquiao and his reaction to Canelo’s victory
Manny recently announced his retirement after losing to the Cuban Yordenis Ugás by decision divided by the welterweight belt of the AMB. Now he will focus on his political career in which he will seek to be president of Philippines.
Pacquiao, in the past, expressed his admiration for Mexican boxers such as Julio Cesar Chavez. During his career he defeated several historical Aztec boxers such as Érik “Terrible” Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez and Marco Antonio Barrera.
A little less than a month ago, Canelo shared a training session with Emmanuel, son of Manny, in which he taught him some of his tips to move better in the ring.