By Victor Salazar
New York - Canelo Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KO’s) is in most circles the most popular fighter in the sport. In some instances that means getting the benefit of the doubt in close fights.
Many fans and media feel like he may have lost one if not both of his fights with Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO’s). There are also still people that are still perplexed as to how Canelo got a card scored a draw versus Floyd Mayweather in 2013.
While meeting with reporters before his press conference, a reporter posed the question to Canelo that Jacobs told him that he feels like he won’t get a fair shake in Vegas and that he may have to knock him out.
He will meet Daniel Jacobs (35-2, 29 KO’s) on May 4th in Las Vegas inside the T-Mobile Center.
Canelo felt that Jacobs is already making excuses and admitting defeat.
“If he’s already thinking about the judges and losing, he’s already making an excuse of defeat,” stated Canelo. “If that’s his mindset that favors me.”
To that notion, Canelo feels like he doesn’t want for the fight to go to decision and that he favors "going for the knockout.”
“I always want to win by knockout,” stated Canelo. This won’t be an exception. We will go for the knockout with intelligence.”
In Canelo’s last fight, he picked up a version of the WBA 168 pound championship when he defeated Rocky Fielding in New York’s Madison Square Garden.
The fight was the first of his 11 fight deal worth 365 million dollars with DAZN. There was a lot of criticism that came with his last fight.
Canelo felt he could have fought Jacobs in December or anybody for that matter, even after a very tough fight with Gennady Golovkin.
“In my last fight, There’s always sacrifices when you training to make weight but that’s part of my job to make weight. I didn’t need an easy fight. It was an opportunity to win a title at 168. It could have been Jacobs in December. There’s always going to be critics and that’s normal. Its part of the stage I am at. It’s part of the territory. You just have to deal with it,“ Canelo said.