Canelo Alvarez has made weight for the defense of his undisputed world title at the super middleweight division, which includes the WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBF world titles, as he faces John Ryder in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Saturday, May 6th, on pay-per-view.
Alvarez, who has relished bringing a major event back to Mexico has been doing the media rounds in preparation for his contest on Saturday. One of the more note-worthy things that stands out so far is Canelo’s thoughts on Gervonta Davis versus his former teammate and training partner, Ryan Garcia. When asked by Marcos Villegas of FightHubTV.com, Canelo said the following.
“It was a good fight,” said Canelo Alvarez when talking about Gervonta Davis' win over Ryan Garcia to FightHubTV. “I thought it would be a little bit more [of an action-packed fight]. Gervonta is [good].”
When further questioned about Ryan Garcia’s inability to continue after the body shot Gervonta Davis landed, Canelo used his words masterfully and to the point. Without casting shame, Canelo stated his opinion rather quickly in a sea full of reporters.
This comes on the heels of rumors that Ryan Garcia has reached out to Eddy Reynoso, Canelo’s longtime trainer, to potentially return to train at their gym. As for Gervonta Davis, who many have proclaimed the face of boxing, Canelo Alvarez wants people to remember that he is still the face of boxing and that until he retires it will stay that way.
"I'm not retired yet, my friend,” said Canelo Alvarez in a video posted Friday morning by FightHype.com. “They can say whatever they want, but it is not that easy, one fight [doesn’t make you the face of boxing]. You have to do a lot of things.”