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Canelo Alvarez Aims To Damage Alfonso Gomez's Liver

By Hesiquio Balderas

Saul "Canelo" Álvarez will defend his WBC super welterweight championship on September 17th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, against Alfonso Gomez. The fight takes place in the most important time period for Mexico, and Canelo wants to win the fight in a very Mexican way.

’’I am ready, he is a tough fighter, he comes to fight, he has the experience and heart, but I will make my people proud by winning this fight in a Mexican style, with a Mexican punch," said the 21-year-old Alvarez. "I feel the adrenaline and there is some extra motivation to fight during the celebration of Mexican Independence. This is such a honor and I wont disappoint my fans.’’

That Mexican punch that Saul is talking about is the liver shot, which is a punch that was first introduced to the Mexican tradition by the legendary Kid Azteca and many great Mexican fighters have continued the legacy of that shot.

’’We have been working on the punch to the liver. We know Gomez is vulnerable to that spot and besides we want to continue with the [Mexican] tradition. Azteca was a great body puncher, and so was Julio Cesar Chavez, and there were many other great fighters from México. We have been practicing that punch in the gym every day," said Edison Reynoso, trainer of Canelo and CEO of Canelo Promotions.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by southpaw_07 on 09-04-2011

Gomez will be competitive for maybe 3-4 rd's then he will "pack his bags", I predict Gomez ending up taking a knee and "no mas" in the 5th..

Comment by sebastianb7312 on 09-04-2011

:bryce::bottle: Ooooooh! how exciting... Strawberry short cake is gna be in a war with GOMEZ...:joke:

Comment by mathed on 09-04-2011

I wonder what his plan B is now that Gomez can prepare for his plan A?

Comment by mshap on 09-04-2011

this is just another glorified 'showcase' fight for Alvarez -- wake me up when he starts fighting real guys....

Comment by New England on 09-04-2011

Lol "Canelo looks to damage gomez' liver." good to know i suppose. had me laughing.

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