Canelo Alvarez admits he has worries – the vultures are circling
By Huck Allen: Canelo Alvarez reveals that he worries about things but doesn’t let anyone know about them. He was badly beaten last year by Dmitry Bivol and came close to losing his last fight after that against Gennadiy Golovkin.
Although Canelo has given himself a short breather from vultures that are circling overheard with his fight against a soft opponent in John Ryder on May 6th, he’ll have to return to the war front to get back in the trenches against Bivol and then the Caleb Plant vs. David Benavidez winner. These battles can’t be avoided by Canelo.
Canelo can’t stay on R & R for much longer without being looked at as a deserter by the fans.
Knowing those guys are out there waiting to rip him a new one has got to worry Canelo. Losing to Bivol the way he did last May was obviously a shock for him because he was supposed to win that fight.
Bivol had been carefully picked after his lackluster performances against Craig Richards, Umar Salamov, and Lenin Castillo. The last thing Canelo thought would happen was him getting dominated worse than Jean Pascal, and Sullivan Barrera were by Bivol.
“The best in the world of all time of all time,” said Canelo Alvarez to GQ, naming Muhammad Ali as the #1 fighter of all time.
“You must have that character to be a fighter. If you don’t get angry and have that character, you’ll reach a point where you can’t level up. But I think you have to know how to use it in your favor.
“I can get too angry, but I know how to handle it. I have the experience to handle it in my favor because sometimes you do things you’re not supposed to. When I was younger, I would just throw myself without thinking more of it.
“But the more you fight, the more experience you get, and you learn how to handle it in your favor. What do I have that other fighters don’t? First off, I think I have talent, right? I love what I do.
“Discipline is what has taken me to where I’m at. People see you here and say, ‘It’s easy.’ Those who work here at my house say, ‘Boss, we sometimes believe you must not have any worries.’ And I say, ‘I have more worries than you. It’s just that you don’t know about them.’ It’s not so easy,” said Canelo.
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