MIAMI YARDS, Florida– After finishing a foreseeable pummeling of Avni Yildirim, Canelo Alvarez as well as his instructor, Swirl Reynoso, took little pause prior to they went right back to function to plan for what numbers to be a far more hard fight.
Alvarez mentioned last month he would certainly take just one week off prior to going back to the health club to prepare for his incredibly middleweight title marriage fight versus Billy Joe Saunders on Might 8 at AT&T Arena in Arlington, Texas.
The Saunders fight is happening simply 10 weeks after he quit Yildirim adhering to 3 prejudiced rounds on February 27 at Acid Rock Arena. That 12-round defend Alvarez’s WBA as well as WBC champions as well as Saunders’ WBO belt likewise will note Alvarez’s 3rd fight in much less than 5 months.
“The fight with Saunders will be really complicated,” Reynoso claimed ofSaunders “He works his legs really well. He throws good combinations, and he has good defense. He fights hard. I think it’s gonna be a good fight.”
Not just will Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) have little time to remainder in between spells, however he’ll likewise deal with an unsafe southpaw in Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs). Alvarez has actually had problematic minutes versus left-handed challengers in the past, particularly Erislandy Lara, the skilled Cuban that shed a debatable, 12-round split choice to the Mexican super star in July 2014 at MGM Grand Yard Sector in Las Las Vega.
“He’s a good fighter,” Alvarez claimed ofSaunders “He’s a hard fighter. He’s a southpaw and he likes to talk. But we’re gonna be ready for him, and I’m gonna train to be ready for him. I’m very motivated. Getting the titles motivates me very much.”
The 30-year-old Alvarez likewise will stand for the hardest obstacle of Saunders’ 12-year professional profession.
The bold Brit is 3-0 given that he went up from middleweight to incredibly middleweight 2 years earlier, however he was greatly preferred getting in those success over Shefat Isufi (after that 27-3-2, 20 KOs), Marcelo Coceres (after that 28-0-1, 15 KOs) as well as Martin Murray (after that 39-5-1, 17 KOs). Saunders is normally a middleweight also, whereas Alvarez has actually shown to be equally as hazardous in the 168-pound department as he was when he contended at the 160-pound restriction.
Alvarez as well as Saunders were expected to satisfy last Might 2 at T-Mobile Sector in Las Las Vega. That fight was terminated because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keith Idec is an elderly writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be gotten to on Twitter @Idecboxing.