Sometime former world champion Lupe Painter was a strong critic of Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, but consider number one Pound for pound Nowadays he has improved and those who criticize him do not know about boxing.
“They are people who do not know,” he said Lupe Painter in an interview with LEFT PUNCH about those who still criticize Canelo despite the career he has forged. “He is consolidated, the people who give his opinion and criticize him are people who do not know.”
Lupe Pintor, from detractor to believer in El Canelo
At some point the same Cricket of Cuajimalpa was a strong critic of Canelo. However, currently the former world bantamweight and super bantamweight champion acknowledges that Saul Alvarez He has improved and shows it in the ring.
“I once did the same, when I started I criticized him, because they put him in a place that he did not occupy,” he recalled. Painter. “But he has already filled that place and he deserves that recognition.”
Painter recognized that the Canelo It has improved in many ways and the success achieved is the reward.
“He has overcome many aspects,” he said. Painter. “He has done well, he has worked a lot and I think it is the reward as it should be, he has worked a lot.”
Canelo Alvarez arrived on Saturday as super middleweight champion of the CMB, AMB and OMB, and knocked out in 11 rounds Caleb Plant to conquer the title of the FIB.
Thus, the man from Guadalajara was consolidated as the best pound for pound in the world and was also proclaimed undisputed champion, the first in his country and in Latin America in the history of the four organizations.
In 2014, I thought Canelo was the great disappointment of Mexican boxing
During an interview in 2014 with ESPN, Lupe Painter expressed that the Canelo Alvarez it was a product of marketing in an age when television makes fighters.
“(Canelo) is a man who did it based on television, propaganda, and the great disappointment of Mexican boxing, in all its times, I think that he is the Canelo Alvarez“, he pointed Lupe Painter.
The Cricket of Cuajimalpa emphasized also at that time, the way in which Canelo lost against Floyd mayweather.
“It was such a cowardly way, so unprofessional, of character when he faced Mayweather”, Pointed out Painter. “Unfortunately, it was the disappointment for all the people who love this wonderful sport, and that it has been backed by great figures. There have been great fighters throughout boxing history. And I think that the only person who cannot be in that wonderful scheme is the Canelo Alvarez”.