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Canelo: The WBC Has Been My Family Since The Beginning

Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) received his WBC Middleweight World Title today at Museo Soumaya in Mexico City in recognition of his spectacular victory against Gennady "GGG" Golovkin in September. (photos by Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos).

Canelo also received the Cinturon Chiapaneco and the Cinturon Huichol at this momentous event as he prepares to return to the ring.

The 28-year-old WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion will take on WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) in a special 12-round super middleweight attraction on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden.

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CANELO ALVAREZ, WBC, WBA, Lineal Middleweight World Champion - "I want to thank everyone for their support during the good times and the bad. It was a tough year for me. I would never do anything to blemish my career, but I'm grateful to all those who were there with me. I'm going to represent the WBC from here on. They've been my family since the beginning. It's a great responsibility to be a Mexican world champion. But I take that responsibility because I know I'm a determined and disciplined fighter. I honor every fighter who has fought at Madison Square Garden, but I'm going to make my own story. This is another chapter in my legacy.
 
JOSE "CHEPO" REYNOSO, Manager and Trainer of Canelo Alvarez: - "The past 13 years of Canelo Alvarez's career has not been easy. It has been difficult. But when you have a lot of determination like he does, it makes the hard road that much easier. We completed the promise of making him a world champion because he completed his part of working hard. I thank everyone here and the sport of boxing."
 
EDDY REYNOSO, Head Trainer and Manager of Canelo Alvarez: - "I'm grateful and thankful for all that Canelo Alvarez has achieved. I thank Mauricio Sulaiman and the WBC for their help. They've supported us all along the way. We're proud of what he has accomplished, and we know there is more to come."
 
ERIC GOMEZ, President of Golden Boy Promotions: - "We've worked with Canelo Alvarez since he was a very young prospect. He was hungry and determined to be great. To see him achieve that greatness is a wonderful thing to see. I congratulate him on this exciting day for him."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Koba-Grozny on 10-16-2018

[QUOTE=dsr;19198567]This has gotten beyond parody; it's like they are trolling at this stage. Wouldn't be surprised if they decided to retire the WBC 160 belt at this point and just awarded it to Canelo in perpetuity.[/QUOTE] 'Eternal Champion' like they…

Comment by dsr on 10-16-2018

This has gotten beyond parody; it's like they are trolling at this stage. Wouldn't be surprised if they decided to retire the WBC 160 belt at this point and just awarded it to Canelo in perpetuity.

Comment by champion4ever on 10-16-2018

Then why dishonor and disgrace the WBC after winning its Middleweight title belt from Miguel Cotto, defending it only once against Amir Khan and then moving back down to 154; Rather than defending it against Gennady Golovkin? What a cowardly…

Comment by Kali_KO on 10-16-2018

Doesn’t matter how many belts the WBC gives him, GGG still the real champion and everyone recognizes that. 2 judges gifted Canelo the belts by scoring 12th round for him. Surprised WBC doing this after Canelo insulted them by dumping…

Comment by Jab jab boom on 10-16-2018

The wbc gifted canelo his first title in a ridiculous scenario where he fought an unranked welterweight for a vacant 154 title at 150. They did this strictly to have him break fernando vargas record of being the youngest champion…

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