Bernard Hopkins, who was absolute champion of the middleweights, assured that Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez he would have no problem beating boxers from both the light heavy and cruiser divisions.
“Canelo he can compete even at cruiserweight, “he said. Bernard Hopkins in interview for Fight Hype. “But in the light heavyweight division, I think I would sweep there.”
Hopkins He praised all the attitude that the Mexican absolute champion has had, in terms of facing rivals that make him rise to the top of professional boxing each time.
“He is willing to do the job. He’s willing to go through whatever he has to go through to be great. And I think he’s in a position with the mentality of a fighter and he just wants to do great things from now on, ”he argued.
It should be remembered that Canelo managed to make history and become the first Mexican boxer to become the undisputed champion in super middleweights, after his victory against Caleb Plant.
According to TV Azteca data, the fight between Saul Alvarez and Caleb Plant It has been the most watched event on television in 2021, as more than 20 million people followed the broadcast where the Mexican knocked out his rival in the eleventh round.
Hopkins wants to see Canelo face Charlo
Bernard Hopkins He assured several months ago that he would like to see Canelo Alvarez against Jermall Charlo, whom the former boxer considered a rival of hierarchy and a difficult objective for the Mexican champion.
“Jermall charlo. That is a dangerous fight for Canelo. He’s hungry, talented, and wants a great fight. Canelo can’t start slow with guys like that. It will be like a pickup truck trying to catch a Ferrari, it won’t happen. That is a fight I would like to see. If there is anyone between 160 and 175, I would like to see Jermall charlo“, Declared to Fight Hub.