The biggest risk you would have Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez if you face a fighter like Ilunga Makabu It is the punch of the African champion, according to the opinion of Oscar Rivas, world bridgerweight champion. Therefore, the reflexes when dodging the blows will be something decisive for the Mexican.
“The risk would be the punch of the other boxer,” he said. Oscar Rivas. “It is something very important, it is two categories above yours. I believe that Makabu He is a left-handed boxer, I have seen that it is difficult ”.
Although he considers that Canelo has the qualities to beat Makabu if they meet for the WBC cruiserweight title, he commented that the Mexican has to improve his reaction speed when attacked.
“It must be much faster, with more reflexes on the issue of elusiveness,” he added. Rivas. “With these issues should improve, but I think Canelo He has those qualities and he knows how to activate them very well in the fight ”.
Pros and cons of Canelo’s weight gain, according to Óscar Rivas
Rivas, who is currently a bridgerweight champion, has faced opponents in his career that he exceeded by nearly ten kilos. But he has also been on the other side, against others who surpassed him as well. You know what you will do Canelo with Makabu it has pros and cons.
“Looking at it from the heavyweight point of view, it has a lot to lose (in punching),” said the Colombian. “But speed, from the point of view of how fast, it is certain that it has a lot to gain as well.”
Finally yeah Canelo and his team commanded by Eddy reynoso they asked for that fight for the cruiserweight title, it is because they have the confidence that they will come out with their arms raised, he said Oscar Rivas.
“As we say, each madman with his theme,” he concluded Rivas. “Canelo He is a great boxer, he has many qualities. If he decided to go on a cruise, it is because he has confidence, let’s hope things turn out well for him, he is one of the best in all categories ”.
During the 59th Annual Convention of the World Boxing Council (WBC), held last week in Mexico City, Eddy reynoso asked for the opportunity to challenge the cruiserweight champion, which could happen in 2022.
During the closing of the event, Canelo and Makabu They saw each other face to face in their first face-to-face course to what could be an important challenge in the career of the Mexican, who would go for his fifth world title in a different division.