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Canelo Álvarez

Álvarez at Los Pinos, 2013
Real name Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán
Nickname(s) Canelo (“Cinnamon”)
Rated at

Light middleweight

Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)[1]
Reach 70 1⁄2 in (179 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1990-07-18) July 18, 1990 (age 26)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 50
Wins 48
Wins by KO 34
Losses 1
Draws 1

I work a lot of conditioning and stamina.
The people decide who's No. 1, the best in boxing.
I'm prepared for Amir Khan moving swiftly – or for whatever style he comes out using. I prepared with sparring, in the style similar to what he uses.
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If you don't take an opponent serious, they surprise you.
It is a big responsibility to headline on pay-per-view.
As far being the face of boxing, I don't like to name myself that. I leave that up to the media and the fans.
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I'm training and preparing because nothing is predictable in boxing. I'm preparing for those rounds, and if it happens that I get a shot, whatever advantage I have, I will be ready for 12 rounds.
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I've learned from every single fight, every single opponent – some great fighters.
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I was made fun of at a young age. I would fight a lot in the streets, and it has a lot to do with the way I am today. It helped my development as a fighter, but what can I say?
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I do two months of strict dieting, so after fight night, I go for whatever my body is craving. It's usually sushi. But after that, I go home to Guadalajara and indulge in a lot of tacos before I have to start getting in shape for another fight.
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I don't fear anyone. We don't come to play in this sport.
I expect a tough, hard fight. Liam Smith is coming to win.
In Mexico, you have to defend yourself and your honour.
I'm focused on being the best, making history.
When I was 15 years old, I left school and became a professional boxer.
I like working with my own body weight, and I just do the best job I can to be healthy and strong, both before and after a fight.
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I feel honored that the Hispanic community in the United States have embraced me. I'm really happy and honored to receive their support.
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A fighter lives in his training camp, and I'm not always paying attention to what is happening on the outside. But I do know the Mexican people and the Mexican-American people in this country are very hard-working people. That's my only comment about Donald Trump.
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I'm the kind of person who visualizes things before doing them.
If the people like watching me, see me as an example of someone succeeding, as a young guy who has the will to win, then I'm happy.
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I will fight the fight I need to fight to win.
I have a noble body. It adapts to all I ask of it.
I want to challenge the best, and I'm ready.
I feel comfortable at 154 lbs.
I had 45 amateur fights, and I was able to win two national titles in those three years as an amateur.
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You can have the best training, but just feeling full can make you sluggish and cause you to lose.
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I'm a strong-minded fighter.
What matters most is the win.
I don't give myself titles. I don't think of that.
If other people want to say that I'm the next person in boxing, then that's up to them. That's their opinion.
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There might well have been an Irish great-great-grandfather of mine back then in the 1800s.
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I don't prepare myself for a specific fighter. I don't choose a fight to prepare myself for another fighter.
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I have to stay calm, cool, and collected.
I'm very conscious of Miguel Cotto's career… I need to do my part on that night to have victory and create my own legacy in this sport of boxing.
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I started boxing because of my brother. And then I came to admire the all-time greats, like Roberto Duran and Muhammad Ali. I'd say I admired Ali more than any fighter in my life.
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There are no secrets – I've been fighting around 154 lbs and 155 lbs, so I feel comfortable at this weight. This is my weight class.
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I never think about the knockouts. I go into every fight, do my work, and none of that stuff puts pressure on me at all.
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It's a big responsibility and great motiviation to be a Mexican fighter who is admired, and I thank God for the support I get from Mexicans on both sides of the border.
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There have been numerous tips and numerous people offering advice. I appreciate it because it all comes with good feelings from the heart. But some of it we'll apply, and some things we won't.
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Getting to fight at the AT&T Stadium is a huge privilege for me and my career.
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There are boxing fans, and there are fans of the UFC. People want to see blood, but people like both.
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I'm 25 years old; I've had a good career, and the best is yet to come. I want to fight for the next 10 years, which will be better than my first 10 years.
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I'm happy to fight anybody.
I will fight 'GGG,' and I will beat 'GGG,' but I will not be forced into the ring by artificial deadlines.
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Fighting Manny Pacquiao in the future – there's possibilities it could happen. But whatever happens in the future happens in the future.
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There are great legends and great fighters in the history of Mexico, and there will be more to come.
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I always train 100 percent.
I'm not worried at all about going to 160 lb.
I have been fighting the best. I am just 26 and have fought in the biggest arenas.
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I appreciate my international fans all over the world.
What I do is I do my job.
My record speaks for itself.
The more desperate you are, the more mistakes you make.
It would be a dream to be the face of boxing, to be No. 1.
I'm confident in the fighter I am, and I have nothing to worry about.
My fans are going to support me through thick and thin; 100 per cent, they'll always support me.
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My camps are always ten weeks. That's what makes me comfortable.
My preference is not to fight a Mexican.
I fought the best; I've never been afraid of anyone.
Athletes can definitely have an impact on society. And it's great that athletes can be a part of uniting the population.
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I like to stand right in front of my opponent. I think it makes for an exciting fight.
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Every fight is a different experience.
At times, training at home is a distraction, so training in Big Bear was a really good change.
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I already have a lot of experience, but the best is yet to come.
Every fight brings out something different in me, and it will be no different in this one. I have learned and gained from all of those experiences. And as I've often said, the public hasn't seen the best of me yet. I need someone like Mayweather to bring that out of me.
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I just love what I do. I'm not worried about any burnout.
For the entirety of my career, I have taken the fights that no one wanted because I fear no man.
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I have a love for boxing.
Angulo presents a difficult challenge because he's a fighter who can punch and take a great punch.
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Liam Smith was a resilient fighter. He was tough, has a lot of heart. He thinks before he attacks.
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My goal in boxing is to be the best.
I do work on a little bit of weights just to get my power up.
Obviously I'm fast, and I'm going to have to utilize that speed, but I'm also going to have to be smart. I'm also strong, and I have a punch, so I'm going to have to use all my qualities to be able to fight against Angulo, and I just feel whoever's the best prepared that night is going to win.
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I'm honored and blessed by God to be in the sport I love, and I want to accomplish all the goals I set in the sport of boxing – to be successful and make history.
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Boxing is the most beautiful thing after women.
I want to be like a Muhammad Ali, like a Julio Cesar Chavez. So when people talk about boxing, they have to remember Canelo.
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I prepare myself to fight; I prepare myself for myself.
You always try to fight someone from another country. But having said that, the public knows, everybody knows, when there's two Mexicans in the ring, there will be a war.
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My public in Guadalajara and the people from Guadalajara, they've supported me since day one.
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If I can utilise anything, I'll utilise it.
I train to fight, to win.
I'm very happy with what I've accomplished, but we're going for more.
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I look like this for a reason. I was born this way. It was God-given.
I love brawling, but I'm a smart fighter.
I get motivated by the fact people are following me, that they want a photo or say 'vamos' or 'Canelo.'
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I just want to create my own history.
There's a lot more to me than just power.
I love to push myself.
Many people focus on my power and talk about my power, but I have many more qualities in the ring. I like to surprise everyone.
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I'm a strong fighter, I'm a fighter who can adapt to my surroundings.
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If I lift any weights, I do it more for explosion, but I really use my body weight to build up muscle and strength.
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I was taunted because I was different.
Sometimes, once a fight starts, you have to do what you have to do to win.
My job is to train hard, go fight, and do my best.
I don't know a lot about politics.
I've always been able to put things in perspective.
I don't focus much on video. I watch here and there, perhaps two or three of my opponent's fights. That gives me a good idea of his style.
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When I go running, I see Mexicans working hard.
I take the time to look at my videos after a fight to see not what I did right but what I did wrong, to learn from those mistakes.
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When I first stepped into the boxing gym, I loved it. I knew it was what I was going to do.
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