The Mexican Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, middleweight champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC), assured that he does not seek to compare himself with any history of boxing because he wants to make his own way.
“I do not want to compare myself with anyone, I prefer to write my own story,” said the fighter when he received the Huichol art belt today that accredits him as the WBC monarch, after defeating Kazakh Guenaddy Golovkin on September 15 by decision.
Dressed in brown trousers, a light-colored shirt, and a green jacket, Álvarez thanked the Council for the belt made for him by the Huichol, an indigenous community in Mexico, which bears the inscription “Maxa Utsiktikama,” which in Spanish means “The strongest deer. from Mexico”.
“The victory against Golovkin has been the best of my life and last September 15 one of my happiest days,” he said.
Mauricio Sulaimán, president of the WBC, praised the boxer’s mettle, shown when he got up after testing positive for clenbuterol when consuming contaminated meat and stressed that he is middleweight world champion because that weight combines the punch of the completes and the speed of the small divisions.
“With the victory justice was done and ‘el Canelo’ covered many mouths,” said the manager.
The boxer’s coach, José ‘Chepo’ Reynoso, recalled when Álvarez first came to his gym 13 years ago and he promised to make him world champion.
«We have fulfilled him because he has fulfilled. He did not crack even in difficult moments, “said the strategist who will soon begin to prepare the Mexican for his fight on December 15 against English Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden in New York.
‘Canelo’ referred to the hard months after testing positive, reiterated his innocence and commented that he would never do anything to tarnish his image. “I had never been in that situation that I was,” he said.
With 50 wins, one draw and two losses, Álvarez is one of the best boxers in the world pound for pound and one of the most popular, supported by a great publicity machine. EFE