Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Saul Alvarez Hits Mexico, Continues Hard Camp

By Miguel Rivera

World champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is back in the capital of Jalisco after spending six weeks training in Big Bear, California, where he acquired his excellent physical shape for his first defense of the WBC super welterweight world title. In front of numerous fans, he trained hard while showcasing his impressive physique, a direct result of the work he did in Big Bear, which is an area positioned far above sea level.

"I feel very strong, more than ever," he said at the end of last sparring session supervised boxing, as always, his inseparable Chepo and Edison Reynoso. "Canelo" sparred with welterweight Fernando Castañeda with 16 ounces gloves for four rounds.

"We had heard that Big Bear was a good place to train and the truth is it's the best training that I've ever experienced," said Alvarez, who looks happy and motivated for his fight with Ryan Rhodes, a British left-hander.

The undefeated World Boxing Council champion hit the mitts, bag, jumped rope and finished with three sets exercises on his abs to show his muscles for a few minutes to everyone in the gym.

"I had new things to strengthen me. I can feel that my short punches have more power, my excellent physical preparation will be reflected next Saturday," he said.

Saul Alvarez, 20, acknowledged that his official challenger is a very strong opponent who is always in constant motion.

"Rhodes is a very strong fighter, throws punches from every angle, but we have worked to counteract this. The strategy is to deal with it and if I have a chance to knock him out - I will," he said. "I have no pressure at all, but a motivation to be a champion and to defend before my people. I had a good preparation, and it will be my best fight."

Alvarez and Rhodes collide on June 18 at Arena VFG, headlining a card consisting of five championships bouts. The card begins at 6:00 pm, and it will be broadcast on HBO and Televisa in Mexico.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by S H A R K B O Y on 06-13-2011

Rhodes is just another name and experience on Canelo's resume. His main goals are Chavez Jr., Pacquiao and the cherry of it all Mayweather.

Comment by Control- on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=Lac'em up;10681329]Canelo is a dam fluke just like chavez. This other cat he is fighting is tailor made for him to win. Put him against someone who is a decent fighter and then see how he does. He looked like…

Comment by budfr on 06-12-2011

[QUOTE=Lac'em up;10681845]I know amateur fighters that will put a whoop'n on canelo. This dude is a c fighter at best. And why do people keep saying he has good looks? Kid is freakin ugly as hell.[/QUOTE] You are jealous that…

Comment by Lac'em up on 06-12-2011

I know amateur fighters that will put a whoop'n on canelo. This dude is a c fighter at best. And why do people keep saying he has good looks? Kid is freakin ugly as hell.

Comment by CAMPER on 06-11-2011

Yeah fighters don't have to EARN their keep these days like the throwback fighters back in the day. If you have the look and decent skills then you'll get spoon fed and protected for as long as possible just like…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Cautious Chavez Certain He’ll Make 164.5 for Canelo Fight Michael Perez vs. Marcelino Lopez Tops ESPN2 Bill on April 20 Broner-Granados Fight Peaked at 859,000 Viewers on Showtime Canelo Plans To Vacate WBO Title, Fight at 160 - After Chavez Bout Joe Gallagher: Liam Smith Expects Tough Fight With Williams Izu Ugonoh: I Have To Be at My Best To Beat Dominic Breazeale Chavez Expects to Enter Ring at 180; Canelo Not Concerned DiBella: Unlike Wilder-Wawrzyk, 'Nervous' About Wilder-Washington Chavez: Canelo Picked Me Over GGG For 'Easier Fight, More Money' Gavin McDonnell: I'll Do Whatever it Takes To Beat Rey Vargas Izu Ugonoh Aims To Make a Statement in Big Career Showcase Liam Williams on Liam Smith: This Is A Real Fight, It'll Be Good Cecilia Braekhus' Former Coach Ready To Help Svensson Win Angulo: Canelo Lacking The Heart and Balls To Face Golovkin Mayweather Sr: I Would Beat Conor McGregor's Ass - And I'm 63! Adam Bashanov Set To Turn Pro on Ceylan vs. Lowe Card WBA, AIBA Hold a Second Meeting in Taipei To Further Relations Jhonny Gonzalez Back on March 25, To Face Sergio Estrella Jarrett Hurd: I'm Turning A lot of Non-Believers into Believers Dat Nguyen Shocks Miguel Flores, Blasts Him Out in Six Rounds Video: Canelo Alvarez Talks Chavez, Golovkin, More Hunter: Ward Mistreated By Media, HBO - Why Wouldn't He Retire? Daniel Franco Training, Set To Return on March 23 in LA Canelo is Confident That He Can Put Chavez Jr. To Sleep Video: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Discusses Canelo, Weight, More Photos: Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez - Go Face To Face at Presser Canelo: Mayweather-McGregor Would Be a Black Eye For Boxing De La Hoya: Canelo-Chavez Will Be a War - There is No Favorite Orlando Salido Being Considered for Canelo-Chavez Co-Feature Rey Vargas vs. Gavin McDonnell To Be Carried By KlowdTV Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in New York City Floyd Mayweather Plans Big 40th Birthday Bash in California Garcia On Dad's Tirade: Free Speech, He Can Say What He Wants De La Hoya: GGG Can Fight Canelo or Keep Making What He Makes! Pacquiao's Adviser Aims To Finalize Fight, Venue By Next Week Lee Selby To Return On Haye-Bellew, Will Face Andoni Gago Photos: Caleb Plant Putting in Work For Ring Return Otto Wallin Very Excited To Headline Hometown Card on April 22 Frank Buglioni Injured In Sparring, Out Of Ricky Summers Defence Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Top Form, Putting in Work For Jacobs
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement