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Canelo: I Have No Intention of Going To Middleweight!

SAN DIEGO - Five days before he heads to Las Vegas, popular Mexican superstar and former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez participated in a media workout Tuesday before dozens of TV cameras, print and internet reporters, bloggers and boxing videographers at the House of Boxing Training Center.

"I've had a great training camp here in San Diego and I'm ready to go,'' said Canelo (43-1-1, 31 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, who faces former Cuban national amateur standout and current WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs)in the 12-round main event of  "HONOR & GLORY: Canelo vs. Lara,'' a highly anticipated four-fight SHOWTIME PPV telecast Saturday, July 12, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

"Every camp is different because we're always training for a different opponent. And, as always, I've worked very hard in this one. But Lara has said so many things behind my back and on social media for such a long time now that, yes, this fight is and has become personal.

"He's a good fighter but he talks a lot. He's offended me. I'm going to have an answer for everything he has said. I'm going to shut him up once and for all.''

Tuesday, Canelo spent more than two hours at the House of Boxing. He worked up a heavy sweat during a spirited, 75-minute-plus workout that consisted of jumping rope, shadow-boxing, smacking the heavy bag, hitting the double-ended bag and working the speed bag. Before and after, he did interviews, signed autographs, posed for photos and mingled with his many fans.

"I always want to win in spectacular fashion. That is my goal every time I step into the ring. I want to win spectacularly on July 12. But the most important thing is for me to win. I can't promise a knockout but if it comes, it comes.''

"There is no extra pressure on me for this fight. I'm as confident and relaxed as I always am. I'm prepared for whatever Lara has to offer. At this level you have to be able to adapt and make the necessary adjustments. I know I'm coming to fight and I know he's coming to fight. After that, whatever happens, happens.''

"My focus is solely on this fight. I can start thinking about future opponents after July 12. But I have no intentions of moving up to middleweight. I feel really comfortable fighting at 154 pounds and probably will stay in this weight class my whole career.''

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by trufightfanatic on 07-07-2014

[QUOTE=Beercules;14719848]Um PEDerson asked for the CW. What's the point? Golovkin is fighting Geale who's a former world champion, but I guess it's ok for Canelo to not make weight because he has red hair doe :dunce:[/QUOTE] that's not true, Lucas…

Comment by trufightfanatic on 07-07-2014

[QUOTE=Edmond Dantes;14719749]I didn't see this much complaining when Matthysse fought Peterson at 141. Ah but its Canelo doe. And Golovkin fans LOVE to see their boy in uncompetitive fights instead of moving up to 168 where the real threats are![/QUOTE]Mattysee…

Comment by hitking on 07-03-2014

[QUOTE=Emon723;14721567]Canelo knows he's gonna get destroyed in the first six rounds by GGG or Quillin, but if its Chavez, he'd fight in the middleweight.[/QUOTE] Just like GGG knows he'll be destroyed by Ward if he moves up to fight him:nutkick:

Comment by Emon723 on 07-02-2014

Canelo knows he's gonna get destroyed in the first six rounds by GGG or Quillin, but if its Chavez, he'd fight in the middleweight.

Comment by larryxxx... on 07-02-2014

well Canelo this is actually your 2nd fight in a row at middleweight

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