Canelo: “I’ve Always Considered Myself The Best”
Less than one month until he attempts to become one of a few Mexican fighters to ever become a three-division world champion, Canelo Alvarez considers himself the best fighter in boxing.
“Like I’ve always said, I’ve always considered myself to be the best and now more so than ever,” Alvarez said while training to face current WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding on December 15th at Madison Square Garden. “I’m here because of that and because of that motivation to be the best. To be on the pound for pound list or not-that’s something that neither excites me nor upsets me. I’m just happy with what I’ve done and satisfied with what I am doing.”
“It would be a big landmark in my career to be one of fewer than 10 Mexicans to win a world title in three divisions. It’s a big challenge for us and an important landmark that I want in my career. I feel really happy for us [my team].”
When asked about making his debut at one of the most historic venues in boxing, Alvarez is excited to cross it off his bucket list. “It fills me with pride to be able to fight at Madison Square Garden,” said the current unified middleweight champion. “I’ve been wanting to fight there for years. To be in such a place where important people such as Muhammad Ali have fought is another landmark in my career. It is an honor to be at an arena like that.”
“I’ve always said that words aren’t always necessary. I’m a serious person who doesn’t like to be talking or sending out messages to my opponents. I’ve always defined myself as being very serious in what I’m doing. I focus on getting in the ring and giving everything I have.”
“Everything that was said about me and the attacks made against me as a person-well, I demonstrated what I’m really made of in my last fight. That’s the nicest feeling-to be able to shut mouths with facts.”