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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez: Tremendous-middleweight fighter would welcome ‘dream’ future struggle in England | Boxing Information

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez would relish the chance to struggle in England sooner or later because the Mexican celebrity revealed he nonetheless has a lot left to realize in his profession.

Alvarez, a four-division world champion who’s believed by many to be the most effective pound-for-pound fighter in boxing, defends his WBC and WBA super-middleweight crowns in opposition to WBO titlist Billy Joe Saunders in Texas this weekend.

He has already defeated six English fighters – Matthew Hatton, Ryan Rhodes, Amir Khan, Liam Smith, Rocky Fielding and Callum Smith – in a stellar skilled profession which has introduced 55 wins, two attracts and only one loss.

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Canelo holds the WBC and WBA super-middleweight belts

Whereas he has fought completely in Mexico and the USA to this point, Alvarez has not too long ago linked up with British promoter Eddie Hearn and appeared very receptive to the thought of a blockbuster occasion at Wembley Stadium down the road.

“I’ll like to struggle in England,” Alvarez stated. “For me it is a dream going to England and preventing in entrance of lots of people from England. I’ve quite a lot of followers from there and I’ll like to be there.”

The struggle in opposition to Saunders on the AT&T Stadium in Arlington might be Alvarez’s third within the area of 5 months, having crushed Callum Smith for the WBA and vacant WBC titles earlier than seeing off necessary challenger Avni Yildirim.

Alvarez has the ambition to say all 4 main world titles at 168lbs – with a contest in opposition to IBF champion Caleb Plant mooted to happen later within the yr ought to the Guadalajara fighter get previous Saunders on Saturday night time.

However Alvarez insisted turning into undisputed super-middleweight champion wouldn’t extinguish his enthusiasm for the game, having gone on a formidable 14-fight unbeaten run since dropping to Floyd Mayweather in September 2013.

Requested what he realized from the one setback of his profession, Alvarez replied: “I perceive that mentality is an important factor, mindset.

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Billy Joe Saunders will tackle Canelo in Texas this weekend

“I understood additionally {that a} defeat is just not derailing from my fundamental objective, which is to turn out to be the most effective fighter on the earth.

“Typically we predict we’re able to do sure issues when we aren’t. That applies professionally in different areas of life and it occurred, however my thoughts is ready on turning into the most effective fighter on the earth. That is nonetheless there.

“There can even all the time be one thing that motivates me. Proper now I do wish to win the entire titles, however after that there’ll all the time be some motivation.

“I really like boxing. I really like what I do. I all the time set short-term targets in my thoughts and for now I’m absolutely centered on this one.”

Alvarez appreciates he’s in for a tricky check in opposition to Saunders (30-0, 14KOs), who at his best possible is a slick and elusive counter-punching southpaw – the kind of opponent the 30-year-old has struggled in opposition to up to now.

“I do anticipate this to be a really aggressive struggle,” Alvarez stated. “I believe he’s a bit of bit extra difficult as a fighter. It’ll be a tricky one within the first rounds.”

Requested whether or not he anticipates Saunders, 31, will try to get underneath his pores and skin within the days main as much as the struggle, Alvarez, who’s well-known for his laidback angle, added: “He may attempt to try this however he will not obtain that.”



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