The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), congratulated Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez for the victory he achieved on Saturday, of whom he said is following in the footsteps of Julio Cesar Chavez.
“Congratulate Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez who won a fight, “he said AMLO this Monday at his morning lecture. “Already Czech Pérez, which ranked third in the Grand Prix of Mexico City from Formula One”.
Lopez Obrador stressed that just as there were legendary Mexican figures in different sports, there are others who follow in their footsteps, such as the Canelo does it with the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez.
“Julio Cesar Chavez and there he is Canelo, following in his footsteps, “said the president. “Fernando Valenzuela and there it is July (Uriah), Hugo SanchezOf the greats, there are also footballers following in their footsteps ”.
Finally, he made it clear that supporting the sport will always be important and recognizing those who put the name of Mexico high.
“Everything that is sport must be promoted, promoted and always recognized for outstanding athletes in Mexico,” he concluded. “You always have to remember them and support everything that is sport.”
Canelo Alvarez made history Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where he beat 11 rounds Caleb Plant to become the first Mexican and Latin American boxer to unify a division.
The tapatío had in his possession the super middleweight titles of the CMB, AMB and OMB, and conquered that of the FIB to establish itself as the best pound for pound in the world.