Canelo Alvarez (59–2‑2, 39 KOs) wants to remain at the top of boxing, and believes that the upcoming Jermell Charlo fight will further solidify his position as the “King” of the sport.
I can’t wait for September 30: Canelo Alvarez
After becoming the undisputed super middleweight champion in 2021, Canelo has fought thrice, which include a loss to WBA Light Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol at 175, followed by two back to back unanimous decision wins over Gennadiy Golovkin and John Ryder. The two comeback victories weren’t all smooth sailing for Canelo, as the 33-year-old suffered an injury on his left wrist during the Golovkin trilogy and underwent surgery.
Speaking on the second episode of Showtime’s docuseries “All Access“, Canelo said that the fight against Charlo will show everyone why he’s the “King of boxing”.
In his preparation against Charlo, Canelo is currently training at a high altitude camp in Lake Tahor. While he acknowledges Charlo as a dangerous opponent, Canelo also stated that he’s at his 100%.
“He’s a fighter that hits hard. He’s a good boxer that knows how to use distance. That’s what makes him dangerous,” Canelo went on. “This is one of the best camps I’ve ever had in every sense. How calm I am, how we’ve been training. I’ve been training at 100 percent. This helps me stay focused on the fight and will give me confidence when it’s time to fight.” [H/T Boxing Scene]