By Miguel Rivera
As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) will switch things up for his upcoming rematch with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs).
The fight is scheduled to take place on May 5th as part of Cinco De Mayo weekend, with the venue still to be determined.
The first contest too place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and saw the two boxers battle to a controversial twelve round split draw - with scores of 118-110 for Canelo, 115-113 for Golovkin and 114-114.
The boxer usually starts his camp in Mexico and then heads over to San Diego in California, but this time around he's traveling over, along with his team led by Chepo and Eddy Reynoso, to begin a high altitude camp on March 3 or 4 in the mountains of Colorado.
They feel the high altitude camp is necessary to be in the very best condition for the rematch.
"We will arrive in Colorado on March 3 or 4. There we intend to take advantage of the high altitude. We already have the sparring ready, now Saul is working with Alexis Salazar, an middleweight we have in the gym and with whom we have have been moving. Once we are over there [in Colorado], the European sparring will arrive," said co-trainer Chepo Reynoso to ESPN Deportes.
The decision to make this training camp change is vital, from the point of view of the team, because they want the highest level of physical preparation.
"I believe that he only needs to arrive in excellent physical condition, he needs to throw more punches, which in my opinion was exactly what was missing in the close rounds, which he could have taken by throwing 5, 6 or 10 more punches... that would have been the difference for the closes rounds give them to him (Canelo) and there would be no room for doubts," said Chepo.