Canelo Alvarez was looking for a challenge moving up two weight classes to 175 to take on Sergey Kovalev on November 2nd. One thing that was made clear by Alvarez was that he feels good going into his match up taking place in Las Vegas that will be streamed on the DAZN platform.
“I’m entering his zone of comfort, but we’re ready for this,” Alvarez said during an open workout Wednesday in San Diego. “We have the intelligence and skill to beat Kovalev, and win the fight. It’s going to be one of the most important fights for me and my career. This title is very important, to be a four-time world champion in different divisions. This is historic for my career. In boxing, you have to take risks to make history and it’s a huge risk for my career, but we’re ready.”
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The comfort zone that Alvarez speaks of is also on the sports books as he is a slated 4 to 1 favorite over the current WBO Light Heavyweight World Champion. He told the media at the workout yesterday that he’s feels natural at this weight since it’s his walk-around weight.
“I feel good,” Alvarez said. “This is the weight I’m usually at during my normal life, so it’s natural for me. I’ve been eating well, lifting more weights because I normally don’t lift weights when I’m losing weight. I’ve been eating how I normally do, of course staying healthy, but adding more rice, protein and carbohydrates.”
While Alvarez is eating the proper food to maintain the weight, it bears note that they’ll always be skeptics to the weight jump. Regardless of that, Alvarez feels prepared and is ready for a victory in two weeks.
“We feel that we have the necessary skills to win this fight,” Alvarez said. “I’m going to utilize all my skills in the ring. A body punch is always necessary in every fight, and it’s a key move that I’m obviously going to utilize to my advantage to win this fight. We know what he has and what this challenge represents. We know he has long arms, his jab is really strong, and he knows how to move. But we’ve trained for this. He’s my strongest opponent without a doubt, and it’s a huge risk for me, but we’re ready.”