Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez thinks that his status, being considered the best in the world, allows him to face the rival he wants and that he will do with Ilunga Makabu, contesting the world cruiser championship. He described his rival as dangerous and before whom he estimates that he could reach 180 pounds.
When asked if he would not have to face David benavidez at 168 pounds before boarding the cruise ships, Saul it was blunt.
“Right now I can do whatever I want,” he said. Canelo Alvarez to the press during the WBC Convention. “The truth is that I faced all the 168 world champions, I took the title from all of them. Now I do what I want, to see if the next year the fight with David benavidez“.
Canelo contemplates coming in at 180 pounds to fight with Makabu
The best pound for pound He knows that going from super middleweight to cruising will be a dangerous challenge, but he reiterated that all he wants is to make history.
“It is a great challenge for me, it is dangerous,” added the Canelo. “I just want to make history and I am very happy to make history, I love those kinds of challenges.”
The man from Guadalajara has fought in recent years between the middle and super middleweight divisions, that is, between 160 and 168 pounds. For the same reason, he knows that his physique does not give him to reach 200 pounds, which is the limit of the cruiserweight division.
Canelo calculates that before Makabu, the maximum weight that could arrive in that lawsuit is 180 pounds, while the African would arrive in its maximum tonnage.
The maximum weight that Saul has reached were 174.5 pounds for his fight against Sergey Kovalev, in November 2019. That is the only time that Canelo has fought in the 175-pound category, and against Makabu He intends to fight in the cruiserweight division, limited to 200 pounds.
“I’m a very smart fighter, and I’m strong too,” he explained. Canelo. “I believe in my punch and my ability. That is why we are going to try this. “
Saúl thanked Ilunga Makabu for the opportunity
Canelo It was the cherry on the cake of the 59th Annual Convention of the World Boxing Council and was present at the closing ceremony in Mexico City. There he also had the opportunity to meet face to face with Makabu, whom he wants to face at cruiserweight.
“I want to thank you for the opportunity to fight for that title,” he said. Canelo about Makabu. “I want to continue making history, it is one more challenge in my career and more than anything to thank him for the opportunity.”
Of the possibility that it takes place in Mexico, Canelo he was willing to do so. However, you know that there are many details to be resolved so that it can be finalized.
“Of course I would like, why not?” Said the Mexican. “But you have to see all the details, there are many things that have to be seen, you have to negotiate, we have to see many details but I would love to.”