Pound-for-pound star Canelo Alvarez has spoken about his retirement from the sport. The Mexican champion gave an insight into when he will retire and for how much longer he may remain active on the boxing scene. He also spoke about moving back to 175 lbs.
Alvarez began his professional career at the early age of 15. Therefore, despite being only 30-years-old, the champion has had a long and successful career. However, he has no plans of stopping soon.
Speaking exclusively to TUDN, Alvarez spoke about his potential retirement from the sport. He said, “Six or seven years, that’s what we think, we’ll see, but six or seven more years we’ll be here nagging.” [Translated from Spanish]
This comment showed his desire and hunger for more success in the sport. Alvarez has already won multiple world titles in different weight classes. However, the Mexican doesn’t want to stop there.
Moreover, if he continues to fight for another six or seven years, there will be several exciting fights to make. Fans may get to see highly rated Edgar Berlanga take on the pound-for-pound. It could be one of the most iconic fights in recent history and would be the passing of the torch from Alvarez to Berlanga.
Canelo Alvarez provides an update on his move to light-heavyweight
In the same interview, Canelo Alvarez spoke about his movement in weight-classes. He gave an update on his plans amidst rumors of unification fights in the super-middleweight division.
He said, “No, 175, no. Eddy already told me that [not] in that division because it gives [away] many advantages. And we would see what is next, but right now we are focused on winning these titles [at 168 lbs]” [Translated from Spanish]
These comments showed he has no intention of defending the WBO light-heavyweight belt that he won against Sergey Kovalev. Instead, he is adamant about becoming the first super-middleweight undisputed champion in history.
He will take his first step towards that goal on February 27, when he takes on Turkish fighter Avni Yildirim. However, plans are already in place for unification bouts after that.
What do you make of these comments from Canelo Alvarez? Do you think he can maintain a high level of performance for six or seven years?