Canelo Alvarez Media Conference Call Quotes
Mexican superstar, four-division world champion and unified
WBC/WBO/WBA Super Middleweight Champion Canelo Álvarez
previewed his highly anticipated undisputed 168-pound
championship showdown during a media conference call
Wednesday before he takes on undefeated IBF Super
Middleweight Champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant on Saturday,
November 6 live on SHOWTIME PPV from the MGM Grand Garden
Arena in Las Vegas.
Tickets for the live event are on sale now and can be
purchased at AXS.com. The event is promoted by Canelo
Promotions and TGB Promotions and sponsored by Hennessy and
Canelo will look to capture undisputed status for the first
time in his Hall of Fame-caliber career as he returns to
SHOWTIME where he made his pay-per-view main event debut in
September 2013. The winner of the November 6 bout will stamp
his name in the history books as the first undisputed
168-pound world champion of the four-belt era.
Here is what Canelo, along with his trainer and manager Eddy
Reynoso, had to say Wednesday:
“I hope he has a good chin because he’s going to need it on
“I’m always ready. I just can’t wait. I feel strong and
fast. With all of the talk, it’s become personal. He crossed
a line. But I have to remain focused, because this is a very
important fight for me.
“Caleb has good boxing skills. He has good movement and a
good jab. But it’s nothing new for me. I know what I need to
do. I need to be patient in the early rounds and then start
doing my job.
“Even harder than getting to the top is staying there.
That’s why I try to get better each and every day. That’s
what I’ve been trying to do from my first fight up until
“I’m 100% focused on this fight. There’s nothing else
crossing my mind. After it’s over, we’ll figure out who the
next opponent will be.
“Being the undisputed champion is huge for my legacy. Not
only would it be an honor to be the first Latin American
fighter to do it, but there’s only a select club of fighters
who have achieved this. Eddy and I said in the beginning
that the goal was to be undisputed, and now we’re one fight
“Everyone knows what I’m going to do in the ring. When
something is personal with me, it’s different. I have
something special in my mind and I’m going to make it a
great night for us.
“The pandemic made me have to slow down for about a year, so
I’m thankful that I’ve been active since then. Things are
going fast now, and I love it. I’m thankful to be in this
EDDY REYNOSO, Canelo’s Trainer and Manager
“We’ve been training for four months and preparation has
been great. Anticipation is sky-high and we can’t wait for
November 6 to get here.
“Caleb is a skilled fighter who knows how to use his legs.
If we come out too aggressive in the first few rounds, we’ll
give the fight away. We need to be patient and get to the
middle rounds so we can do what we want to do.
“Plant has three main attributes: power in his left hand,
his movement and his defense. We’re going to come in and
fight our own style. We have to use the style we know how to
“Erislandy Lara is probably the closest comparison to Plant
amongst Canelo’s past opponents, or even Shane Mosley
earlier in Canelo’s career. In the end, no matter what
challenge he presents, we’re not worried about our ability
to come out victorious.
“This is going to be a tough fight on November 6. It’s going
to be a challenge. But in the end, experience will prevail,
and we will become undisputed like we set out to do all
those years ago.”