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 Last update:  4/29/2013       Read more by Ryan Burton         
   
Canelo Responds To Marquez, Won't Move From 9/14 Date
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By Ryan Burton

Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez appeared on a recent edition of BoxingScene Radio to speak on a variety of topics including his big win over Austin "No Doubt" Trout. There were 39,247 in attendance to witness Alvarez's biggest win to date in his young career. Alvarez said he felt honored to have such tremendous support.

"It felt good and more than anything I feel very grateful. It motivated me a lot to train hard and make sure I got the win knowing that a lot of fans were going to be there," Alvarez stated.

An article recently appeared on BoxingScene in which former four division champion Juan Manuel Marquez said that there is still work to be done before Alvarez can be considered an elite fighter.

"A win over Trout (does) not confirm that (Canelo) is the best, because there are higher quality opponents out there. This (is) an important step for Canelo and (a win over Trout gives him) access to bigger fights. He has to face the right opponents and prove that he is a great fighter - opponents like Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez, Vanes Martirosyan, Erislandy Lara. He has to fight those kind of opponents to prove that he's among the best in the world. That's where it should be confirmed (that he's great) and where (he will) gain greater credibility," said Marquez.

Alvarez took Marquez's comments in stride stating that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

"I don't have an opinion on that. I respect everyone and everyone has the right to their own opinion," Alvarez told BoxingScene Radio.

I also mentioned to the 22-year-old that Top Rank plans on staging a welterweight fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and WBO champion Tim Bradley, on September 14th, which is obviously going to be a head to head event with Canelo's planned return - presumably against Miguel Cotto. Both events would take place in Las Vegas. Canelo-Cotto would be carried by Showtime, while HBO pay-per-view will showcase Marquez-Bradley. Canelo said that he sympathizes with the fans but makes it clear that he had the date first and the show must go on.

"I like challenges and if they (Top Rank) want to do it I look at it as a challenge to motivate me.  I feel bad (for the fans) but that is a date we already had. I always fight on Mexican Independence Day," Canelo explained. 

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Tags: Timothy Bradley , Juan Manuel Marquez , Saul Alvarez , Marquez-Bradley , Marquez vs Bradley


 

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comment by BoxingFollower, on 04-30-2013
Marquez vs Bradley should be the better selling fight regardless. Its 2 fighters coming off a win streak...while Canelo fighting Cotto is a guy coming off 2 losses. People stop thinking with race, leave that Rican Vs Mexican crap along... The better fight is clearly Marquez Vs Bradley.

comment by BoxngLove, on 04-30-2013
Just think what good fights we would get if they SWAPPED OPPONENTS! JMM vs Canelo @ 150?? Cotto vs Bradley @154??

comment by nycsmooth, on 04-30-2013
I will go 2 Vegas 2 c Bradley/JMM, alvarez v Cotto is BS, Cotto's been fininshed 4 more than 2 years, he nothing to bring to a fight...

comment by rupert murdoch, on 04-30-2013
I will enjoy both fights

comment by SlySlickSmooth, on 04-30-2013
Sorry, but even if he fights Cotto I'm tuning into Marquez vs Bradley.

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