By Miguel Rivera
Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (39-0-1, 29KOs) has finished up his preparation in the capital of Jalisco, and young Mexican champion has already left to continue his training in the mountains of Big Bear, California. Canelo will spend the next seven weeks in Big Bear, as he continues to train for his next defense of the WBC junior middleweight title - against former three division world champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
"The fitness we achieved so far has been very good," said Edison Reynoso, coach and strategist for Canelo. "On Tuesday morning, we are going to start with two hours of running and then continue the same [high] level of work in the gym, and at bedtime we'll analyze videos Shane Mosley's recent fights."
Next week, three or four African-American sparring partners are set to arrive in Big Bear to join Canelo's camp.
"Developing great speed in his legs and hands will be the key, among other things, to beat Mosley," he said Reynoso.