Canelo Knows The Risk In Fighting Kovalev

A week away from his fight for the WBO light heavyweight championship, Canelo Alvarez knows the risks involved fighting Sergey Kovalev.

“I’m entering his zone of comfort, but we’re ready for this,” Alvarez said during an open workout Wednesday. “We have the intelligence and skill to beat Kovalev, and win the fight. It’s going to be one of the most important fights for me and my career. This title is very important, to be a four-time world champion in different divisions. This is historic for my career. In boxing, you have to take risks to make history and it’s a huge risk for my career, but we’re ready.”

While Alvarez is considered the odds on favorite to defeat Kovalev and win his fourth world championship in as many weight classes, some wonder how Alvarez will measure up at 175 pounds.

“I feel good,” Alvarez said fighting for the first time as a light heavyweight. “This is the weight I’m usually at during my normal life, so it’s natural for me. I’ve been eating well, lifting more weights because I normally don’t lift weights when I’m losing weight. I’ve been eating how I normally do, of course staying healthy, but adding more rice, protein, and carbohydrates.”

“We feel that we have the necessary skills to win this fight. I’m going to utilize all my skills in the ring. A body punch is always necessary in every fight, and it’s a key move that I’m obviously going to utilize to my advantage to win this fight. We know what he has and what this challenge represents. We know he has long arms, his jab is really strong, and he knows how to move. But we’ve trained for this. He’s my strongest opponent without a doubt, and it’s a huge risk for me, but we’re ready.”

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