Canelo: I Have About Seven Years Left Until I Retire
Canelo Alvarez thinks he has seven years left in him before he hangs up his gloves.
Canelo is set for his 19th world title fight when he meets Billy Joe Saunders this Saturday night, May 8. At the age of 30, Canelo is in the prime of his career. While Canelo doesn’t plan to fight in his 40s, he still feels he’s got many years of fights left.
Speaking to reporters, the Mexican star said that he feels he can fight for seven more years (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“We have always been open about what are short and long-term plans have been. I want to unify the 168lb division, and Caleb Plant would be next in line to secure that short term goal if successful against Billy Joe Saunders
“The goal is to be undisputed at 168lbs and then we’ll see. I think I have about seven years left until I retire, but I’m listening to my body and when it tells me to quit, I’ll quit
“Nothing frustrates me, I am just focused on winning on Saturday. He has to fight me on Saturday, that has to happen, it’s not a problem.
“I don’t care about anything; I am just going to go in there and do my job. Saunders has come up with other excuses, he’s had plenty of excuses, but I am just going to go in there and do what I have to do.”
Canelo’s WBA, WBC, and The Ring Titles will be on the line against Saunders, who puts his WBO gold at stake.