Canelo Alvarez knows he is on the second-half of his boxing career but expects to continue fighting for six to seven more years.
Currently, Alvarez is 30-years-old but did start boxing professionally at 15, so many wondered when he would decide to hang up the gloves. Yet, it appears we will see the Mexican fight for several more years.
“[I’ll fight for another] six or seven years, that’s what we think, we ‘ll see, but six or seven more years we’ll be here,” Canelo Alvarez told TUDN (via boxingscene).
Alvarez is set to face Avni Yildirim on February 27 and if he gets his hand raised, he will return on May 8 as part of Cinco De Mayo weekend. He will then face WBO world champion Billy Joe Saunders in a three-belts unification clash. The goal for Alvarez is to fight four times in 2021.
“The truth is that there is enough time [to get in four fights] and I am very ready to fight. I feel very happy, grateful and motivated to go to Miami, a new location for my fights,” Canelo Alvarez said.
Currently, it appears Canelo Alvarez is only interested in fighting at 168-pounds. However, he did move up to 175 but the Mexican and his trainers don’t like him fighting in the division.
“No, [fighting at] 175, no. [My trainer] Eddy [Reynoso] already told me not to fight in that division, because I’m giving away too many advantages. Right now we are focused on winning these titles [at 168],” Canelo Alvarez said.
For now, Alvarez is focused on his next fight and looking to cement his legacy as one of the best boxers of all-time. There is no question if he fights four times in 2021 and goes 4-0 and gets more belts it will only add to his already set legacy.
Do you think Canelo Alvarez beats both Avni Yildirim and Billy Joe Saunders?