Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez does not have the need to face a rival like Ilunga Makabu in search of a fifth title in a different division, he assured Julio César Chávez Jr.
“I think that Canelo He is a great boxer, one of the best in the box ”, he commented Chavez Jr in an interview with the channel TV Boxing. “I think you have no need to do this.”
In the past 59th Annual Convention of the WBC the challenge was launched to the cruise monarch of that body. Even Makabu Y Canelo They saw each other on the closing day and had their first face to face, but Chavez Jr does not agree with that fight.
“He’s fighting so hard to win all four single-division titles to be absolute because it’s the history of boxing,” he said. Chavez Jr. “And now he wants to jump to fight with a bad guy from another division who has a chance to beat him …”
He considered that what he says Canelo and what he does does not match, in addition to reiterating that Makabu It is not of the level of the considered best Pound for pound.
“What you talk with what you think does not go, it is not sane,” he said. “If you want to be the best in history you have to go step by step, winning the titles in each division and beating the best. This fighter (Makabu), even if it is a heavyweight, if you are useless you are useless at the weight you want, he is not a fighter of the class of Canelo Alvarez, which is one of the best in the world ”.
Finally, he said that if the lawsuit was finalized, the Canelo You must go out with your hand up and avoid any carelessness. In addition, he ensures that just by looking at the opponent’s face you know what will happen.
“Canelo must win ”, concluded the son of Julio Cesar Chavez. “You can take care of a fool, but it is very difficult that this boy … just looking at his face is not going to win, let’s face it.”
The difficulties to put together Canelo vs Makabu
Makabu would have to defend his cruiser title on January 29 with Thabiso Mchunu. The latter trains in South Africa, where the omicron variant of Covid-19 emerged and flights from that African country to the United States are prohibited. It is unknown what will happen to that lawsuit.
If it comes to fruition, Canelo would face the winner in search of a fifth title in a different division. If your plan fails you have rivals to spare for next 2022, such as David benavidez, Gennady Golovkin, Dmitry Bivol, Artur Beterbiev or Joe smith jr.