Canelo: I Am The Pound-For-Pound Best
Days away from his chance to become a four-division world champion, Canelo Alvarez believes he stands above fellow world champions Terence Crawford and Vasiliy Lomachenko, who are considered the top pound-for-pound fighters in boxing.
“I’ve done better than they have,” said Alvarez as he prepares to fight for the WBO light heavyweight championship against Sergey Kovalev.
“I’ve done things that are better than they have done. It’s never really not allowed me to sleep, to not be No. 1 pound-for-pound. Because at the end, there’s somebody who puts you there. Maybe those people don’t like me, and they’ll never place me at No. 1. The only point here is I felt No. 1 my entire life. That’s why I have reached where I’ve reached. Ever since I started my profession, I felt No. 1. And I continue feeling the same way. And I continue training as though I were No. 1, and I’ll continue doing that my entire life.”
“Of course, history, your resume, that’s what places you at No. 1,” Alvarez said. “There can’t be anything else. [A fighter] that embraces fights, history, and who you fight, championships – everything.”
Alvarez will attempt to capture a championship in a fourth division versus Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs). The WBA middleweight champion is a 4-1 favorite to beat the 36-year-old Kovalev, even though he is four inches shorter than the Russian veteran and will make his light heavyweight debut in the main event DAZN will stream live from MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Report: Boxing Scene