Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Canelo Greeted By Crawford, Serrano, Calderon in PR

By Miguel Rivera, photos by Esdel Palermo

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, WBO junior middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez arrived in Puerto Rico for the World Boxing Organization's Annual Convention, which began on the 17th and runs until the 21st of October at the Caribe Hilton hotel in San Juan.

canelo (1)_2

WBO President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel, is preparing to officially crown Canelo with his new world title - which is going to take place on Thursday night at the WBO's awards dinner.

canelo_9

Last month, Canelo captured the WBO belt with a knockout victory over Liam Smith before a crowd of 50,000 fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It was Canelo's first fight at 154-pounds since 2013.

canelo (4)_1

The WBO held a 'Mexican fiesta' at the Tijuana's Bar & Grill in Guaynabo, where the WBO President honored the mayor of Guaynabo, Hon. Hector O'Neill, for his faithful commitment to youth and sport.

 canelo (2)_1

During the Mexican fiesta, Canelo was greeted by world champions Terence 'Bud' Crawford, Katsunari Takayama, Amanda 'Real Deal' Serrano and former two-division world champion Ivan 'Iron Boy' Calderon.

canelo (3)_1

"I will deliver his belt. But I also have a surprise," said Valcárcel to El Vocero. "Alvarez is the fighter that sells the most pay-per-views right now in America. He is the 'Golden Boy II'. He is a pride for our sanctioning body and is a major champion who proves that he can draw a lot of people. We are happy that he is our champion."

Alvarez, who months earlier vacated his 160-pound belt of the World Boxing Council, decided to return to 154 pounds and take the opportunity to fight for the WBO crown against Smith.

His reign will be short-lived, as even the WBO expects Canelo to move up in weight to 160-pounds.

"We do not know their plans (Canelo and promoter Oscar De La Hoya)," said Valcárcel. "I know that they are talking to several promoters. But what I think, and not what the promoter thinks, but what I think - is that we will see Canelo fighting in May and then in September, but it would be at 160 pounds. But it's what I think might happen."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by r1onnie2 on 10-20-2016

[QUOTE=OctoberRed;17135390]Crawford is almost as big as damn Canelo[/QUOTE] LOL I was thinking the same thing.

Comment by chavmex on 10-20-2016

Now you guys realized why Canelo has to wait for the GGG fight til 2017? He is not as big as people think. Canelo will eventually move up to 160 but with time!

Comment by Teetotaler on 10-20-2016

[QUOTE=OctoberRed;17135390]Crawford is almost as big as damn Canelo[/QUOTE] Hes always been big. Its crazy how he made 135. I see him go all the way up too 160

Comment by Mammoth on 10-20-2016

Crawford should start easing into welterweight next year.

Comment by ChiCityExtractz on 10-20-2016

I bet you Tbud will move up to 154 one day and it will be the super fight of Pac vs mayweather for these two. he aint small

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Zerafa Warns Jeff Horn: I'm No Faded Old Man Like Mundine Amanda Serrano: Things Much Better Now For Female Boxers Nathan Gorman Aims For Spectacular KO on February 23 Photos: Manny Pacquiao Continues To Grind in Las Vegas Amir Khan: Hearn is Pissed Off, But I Control My Own Destiny Jarrell Miller Will No Longer Appear on Jan. 18 DAZN Show Kambosos Details Lessons Learned as Pacquiao Sparring Partner Crawford: I'm Better Than Anyone Amir Khan Has Ever Faced Photos: Andrade, Algieri Visit South Bronx Middle School Photos: Badou Jack, Browne, Warren - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals Arum: Crawford is Best Welterweight Since Sugar Ray Leonard Amir Khan To Return To Trainer Virgil Hunter For Crawford Fight Andrade 'Don’t Wanna Hear' Saunders’ Excuses For Akavov Fight Vergil Ortiz could fight for 140-pound title in 2019, Says Gomez Espinoza: Mayweather 'Up In the Air' About Pacquiao Rematch Plant-Uzcategui PBC on FS1 Card Peaks at 986,000 Viewers Dmitry Bivol Makes Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Official Photos: Adrien Broner Putting in Work in Las Vegas Dmitry Bivol-Joe Smith To Land on DAZN on March 9, Site TBD Photos: Terence Crawford, Amir Khan - Face To Face in London Derevyanchenko-Culcay Title Eliminator: DIBella Outbids AGON Joe Smith Jr. Finally Moves On From Artur Beterbiev Plant: It Was Destiny To Win My First Title in the City of Angels Mares: Why Isn't Leo Santa Cruz Fighting Gary Russell Next? Tony Harrison: I'll Beat Jermell Charlo 'Even Easier' in Rematch Terence Crawford-Amir Khan Officially Set for April 20 ESPN PPV Caleb Plant-Jose Uzcategui: Afterthoughts Photos: Ted Cheeseman, Sergio Garcia - Face To Face at Presser Amanda Serrano Won't Stop, May Go For Belt in Eight Division Trainer: Chisora Will Repair, He's Force To Be Reckoned With Hearn: Crawford is Tougher Fight For Khan, I Wanted Khan-Brook Artur Beterbiev Departing DAZN, Heading To ESPN 'Maturity process' done, Team Broner says upset of Pac imminent Amir Khan: I Get Called 'Terrorist' All The Time on Social Media Video: Adrien Broner Media Interview, Breaks Down Pacquiao Video: Pacquiao Discusses Broner Clash, Bob Arum, PBC Move Video: Ellerbe on Mayweather-Pacquiao Meeting, Broner, More Video: Freddie Roach Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Wilder-Fury, More Warren, Oubaali Easily Make WBC 7-Day Weight For Title Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement