Quotes by: Canelo Alvarez
Álvarez at Los Pinos, 2013
||Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán
||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
||70 1⁄2 in (179 cm)
July 18, 1990 |
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
|Wins by KO
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.
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.
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.
I've learned from every single fight, every single opponent - some great fighters.
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?
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.
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.
I feel honored that the Hispanic community in the United States have embraced me. I'm really happy and honored to receive their support.
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.
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.