Canelo Alvarez moving back to middleweight after December 15th
Trainer of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Eddy Reynoso, made it perfectly clear that Canelo Alvarez’s world title fight against WBA super middleweight world champion Rocky Fielding on December 15th is a trial run at the higher weights.
“We’ll be moving up in weight, and when a boxer does that, he’s basically experimenting. We know that we have a great fighter in front of us and that Canelo will be preparing well, so height won’t be a problem to us. He’ll adapt to those type of fighters and he has worked with those type of boxers throughout his career. I have no doubt that he’ll be successful in this fight.” said the esteemed trainer.
Alvarez, who defeated Gennady Golovkin in their rematch in September at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, recently signed 365 million dollars, five-year, eleven fight deal with the recently birthed DAZN streaming service that charges $10 a month for their content. Alvarez now is looking to become a three-division world champion and make history fighting at the historic Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
“Right now the goal, the objective, is to fight for this world title and win on December 15 and then go back to 160 points where I do best. If we’ll be moving up and down those divisions, we didn’t know, but right now our goal is to get the title to middleweight.” said Canelo Alvarez on a conference call Tuesday.
Alvarez, a fighting champion has taken some criticism for his positive drug test ahead of his May fight date with Gennady Golovkin, only to return quickly to the ring after beating Golovkin. Canelo explained his reasoning.