‘Very motivated’ Canelo vows to silence the haters in high-stakes fight in Mexico
After 22 straight fights in the United States, boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez returns to his home in Mexico to fight for the first time in more than a decade.
Ahead of the super middleweight title bout, many fans and experts claim that the multiple-division world champion is not the boxer he used to be.
At a recent press conference in San Diego, the Mexican boxing star responded to the criticism and vowed to silence his doubters.
“I’m so excited to show everybody they’re wrong,” Caenlo said. “I feel very good. I have a lot of years in my career, 17 years as a pro. I’ve had injuries too. I’m not at my best, but I’m very motivated, and I’m very happy to be in the gym, to train at 100 percent, and they’re going to see what is coming. I’m very excited and motivated. Be careful with that.”
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Canelo will not overlook John Ryder
The reigning WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super middleweight champion’s opponent, 34-year-old John Ryder, would pull off a huge upset if he defeats the Mexican superstar on his home turf, especially since the fight will be a part of the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration.
“He has everything to win, nothing to lose, right? He’s always there, fighting with the good fighters, trying to get that opportunity, and now he got it. It’s going to be a danger for me, but I feel good,” Canelo said about his British opponent.
Ryder has a professional boxing record of 32-5, and currently rides a four-fight winning streak.
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