Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Defying opponents, ‘Canelo’ Alvarez unveils his wax statue

Although it was outside the ring, Saul “Canelo” Álvarez added another feather to his illustrious career on Wednesday night.

The 32-year-old boxer unveiled his effigy at the Mexico City Wax Museum, joined by other Aztec sports figures with whom he now shares the venue.

“It is a source of pride for me, I never imagined so much. Obviously, I thought to be world champion is the best, but that is not what you can achieve. Feel happy and grateful to everyone who made this possible.”

The Mexican boxer joins other idols of the national sport such as boxer Julio César Chávez, soccer players Hugo Sánchez and Guillermo Ochoa, as well as golfer Lorena Ochoa, who has a statue at the museum, located in the central neighborhood. City.

Although he does not have the same widespread popularity as Chávez, Álvarez is considered one of the best Mexican boxers in history.

During an 18-year career, “Canelo” has won four titles in different categories and comes from defending his super middleweight crown in his native Guadalajara by defeating British John Ryder via unanimous decision.

After that fight, Alvarez stated that he would like to rematch Russian Dmitry Bivol, who had defeated him in the light heavyweight division a year earlier.

“We are in talks with everyone about what is coming, it will be an important fight for September and we will see what is best for us and the guys, we want the best fights,” Alvarez said. “I’m going to see next week to see what’s coming, but it will be in September.”

There have been talks for some time for a fight against the Russian, but they have not closed because there is no consensus on what weight he will be at. Canelo wants to go back to 175 pounds like he did last year, but the Russian wants to go down to 165.

The problem for the Mexican is that if he loses that fight at his weight, he will give up his four crowns, whereas at Bivol’s weight he risks little in the event of a new setback.

Another possible option would be a fight against David Benavidez, a talented boxer who is the interim champion and number one challenger at 165 pounds.

Alvarez said, “I want to continue making history, there is still a lot to do, I already came to Guadalajara to make history and I will continue to do so.” “I am calm, there are many rivals.”

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