Canelo revela cuál fue la pelea que más disfrutó en 2021

In a historic 2021 for Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, the fights before Billy joe saunders Y Caleb Plant They will be etched in his memory for what they meant, although he confessed that he enjoyed the first fight more.

“The fight that I enjoyed the most was that of Billy joe saunders“, He said Canelo to the magazine The Ring Magazine. “Because he talked a lot of shit and we had 73 thousand people in the arena.”

His last contest of the year was on November 6 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas against Caleb Plant. Saul considered that that fight was more important because of what was at stake, the super middleweight title of the FIB, the only one that he lacked to be undisputed champion.

“I think that before Caleb Plant It was a bigger fight ”, considered the best pound for pound of the litigation world that ended in 11 rounds. “Because there was only one belt left, so the magnitude of the fight was greater.”

In his second fight of the year, on May 8 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the Mexican won eight rounds over Saunders. He broke his cheekbone with one of his blows and also set a new attendance record with 73,126 spectators.

“I loved (imposing that brand),” added the Canelo. “Because I’ll be in the boxing history books for that too. It was great for me and I hope I can break that record soon. “

The first fight of Canelo in 2021 he was against his mandatory rival Avni Yildirim to defend his 168-pound titles in February CMB and of the AMB. However, fights with Saunders Y Plant were practically the ones that earned him the designation as Fighter of the Year for Ring Magazine.

“For me it is an honor,” said the Canelo. “As I always say, I love boxing, I do this because I love boxing, it is an advantage for me because I love it, I respect it and I always try to do my best in boxing.”

Happy because he won this award for the second time in his career, after doing it in 2019, he said that perhaps he had the best year of his career and of his life.

“We achieved one of the best things in boxing by being indisputable,” concluded the Canelo. “Outside the ring and also inside it is the best year for me. I married my wife (Fernanda), I achieved and made history as the undisputed champion, so for me it is perhaps my best year in boxing ”.