“That’s why there are only six of us in the history of boxing”: Canelo Álvarez


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Saúl Álvarez, nuevo campeón universal de las 168 libras

Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, the new 168-pound universal champion, spoke of the achievement he achieved by defeating by knockout in the eleventh round Caleb Plant, to become the first monarch of the super middle division.

“That makes me happy, it motivates me a lot,” he said in the interview at the end of the fight against the American. “Being in the history of the unified, that’s why there are only six of us in the history of boxing.”

The boxer from Guadalajara warned that he was going to knock out from the seventh or eighth round, but he began to despair about the style of Plant.

However, a left hook opened the door for him to get the knockout, which he later ended with a right hand. Although Caleb He got up from the canvas, the Mexican went to hunt him down to finish him off.

“It was a little difficult for me because of his style, he told me Eddy (Reynoso) I had to be patient and in the end I succeeded ”, he commented. “That’s how it had to end, aggressively feigning it and it had to end it there.”

What Canelo Said to Plant

After the promotion of the fight there were several insults between the two, Canelo Alvarez He told what he said to Caleb Plant after the contest.

“He came to me, he said he wants to continue, I told him I was a good peeler, not to be ashamed,” he said. “They were meaningful to my mother, we are men in the end and everything stays here.”

About the instructions he gave you Eddy reynoso in the final stretch of the contest, Saul He assured that he asked for more patience due to the difficulty he had to finalize the US monarch.

“He saw that I was getting a little desperate, he calmed me down and that’s why we’re a team, that’s how fights are won,” he said in an interview with Box Azteca. “I knew I was going to knock him out, he was a little more than normal and Eddy said, ‘fake, he’s going to fall.’ What we had was going to fall.


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