Canelo Didn’t Know He Was Moving Up To Cruiserweight Either
When Canelo Alvarez shocked fans with his move to cruiserweight, apparently he was shocked too.
Alvarez told World Boxing News that he was unaware when his longtime trainer and manager Eddy Reynoso petitioned the WBC to allow him to challenge WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu.
“I didn’t even know about that,” Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) told World Boxing News. “I heard about it on social media what Eddy did.”
“Like I always say,” he added. “If Eddy says something or he tries to do something crazy, I’m always in. I’m his warrior.”
Alvarez has captured titles at 154, 160, 168 and 175 pounds. He is currently the undisputed super middleweight champion, which he achieved after technically knocking out Caleb Plant in November.
Cruiserweight’s weight limit is 200 pounds.
The Mexican boxing sensation further explained that he never thought about cruiserweight while Reynoso is always “thinking about things.”
The WBC approved the request for Alvarez to go up to cruiserweight. Makabu is set to rematch Thabiso Mchunu on January 29. Whoever wins that, Alvarez will face, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said.
“It’s not done yet,” Alvarez said. “We want to see, we want to try to do it, but it’s not done yet. So we will see in January what is coming for us.”