Canelo Alvarez Receives Ring Magazine Middleweight World
Title In Los Angeles
Photos: Marlene Marquez
Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) received the Ring
Magazine Middleweight World Title and the
Pound-For-Pound Championship Belt at the
Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles. Canelo, who also
holds the WBC, WBA, and Lineal Middleweight World
Titles, will move up to 168 pounds to challenge Rocky
Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) for his WBA Super Middleweight
World Title in a 12-round main event on Saturday, Dec.
15 at Madison Square Garden and streamed live on DAZN.
Below is what today's participants had to say at the
CANELO ALVAREZ, WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine
Middleweight World Champion:
"I want to thank God, my team and my family. I want to
thank Golden Boy as well. Having a belt like this is a
responsibility, and this is a responsibility that I plan
to undertake. I never imagined that my success would
reach this magnitude. This just shows that with
discipline, hard work and love for the sport, one can
achieve anything. A lot has changed in one year. It's
been a big change. I'm going to defend this title with
honor. See you all on December 15."
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy
"The Ring Magazine World Title is the most prestigious
title in boxing. In order to earn it, the top two
fighters in the division have to fight. The
pound-four-pound belt has been held by great fighters.
Bernard Hopkins had it. Pernell Whitaker had it. I had
it, and now Canelo Alvarez has it. We are very proud of
DOUG FISCHER, Editor-in-Chief at Ring Magazine:
"The lineage of the Ring Magazine Championship belt goes
back to Jack Dempsey. The greatest fighters of every era
held the Ring Magazine Title. The pound-for-pound title
was created in 1993, and it was presented to Pernell
Whitaker after his controversial draw against Julio
Cesar Chavez, Sr. This is brilliant company that Canelo
joins. The belt was with Whitaker, Oscar De La Hoya, Roy
Jones, Jr. and Bernard Hopkins."