Canelo is Pumped About Taking Career To The Next Level

By Osiris Mendez Cruz,

WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (41-0-1, 30KOs) is very eager to prove himself against tougher and more dangerous opponents. He gets his chance on April 20th in San Antonio, when he takes on WBA champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14KOs) in a Showtime televised unfication showdown.

Canelo admits that he never imagined being at such a high level at age 22.

"I have to be honest, I never imagined that I would have so much public recognition and be so young when making five defenses of my title. I enjoy what I do with my team and I assume all of the challenges in the best way possible," said Canelo.

"I've matured a lot and my fights have made me grow up. I'm very happy. If we review fights back then when I was first crowned champion, I think I've come a long way as a fighter, I'm more settled and more complete in all respects. I'm really enjoying this stage of being a world champion, I have fulfilled many of my dreams and it is a great pleasure for me to be a strong champion for the World Boxing Council."

"We know, as a team, that there are still many challenges to come, but we are on the right track with the right work and discipline to meet each challenge."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by budfr on 03-13-2013

[QUOTE=flint;13138373]finally he did'nt bring mayweathers name up.canelo you have a resume of smaller weight class fighters and a old shane mosley. you havent done crap in this sport. the trout fight answer alot of questions .[/QUOTE] Havent done crap?? What…

Comment by AHUEVO on 03-13-2013

[QUOTE=Jloro;13138941]lol before the fight wanting a guarantee to fight Mayweather no matter the outcome, and looking past trout saying he's getting a ppv in september against cotto, mayweather, or matrinez. Seems to fit the definition of an ******* in my…

Comment by Thickear on 03-13-2013

Still very young for a fighter at genuine championship level, Alvarez continues to develop in all departments and won't be found wanting for grit when the going gets tough, as it surely will do. A lot of people just don't…

Comment by Slip Stream on 03-13-2013

If Canelo doesn't beat Trout his career will be as dead as canned tuna......

Comment by Jloro on 03-13-2013

[QUOTE=AHUEVO;13138623]A demanding ****??? What are you talking about, he DEMANDED the worst and toughest possible fight and got it. You kidding me? GBP advised against fighting Trout but he wanted it, how does that make him a ****? That should…

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