The World Boxing Council has ongoing their once-a-year conference in Mexico. And the closing ceremony of their fifty-ninth convention was attended by four division earth champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Two times earlier, Canelo’s coach/supervisor Eddy Reynoso had shocked the full convention by formally requesting the WBC Board of Governors to let his boxer to fight imposing cruiserweight winner Ilunga Makabu.
The WBC permitted the ask for – with the showdown targeted for upcoming May perhaps.
Canelo strode into Salon Castillo of the Lodge Presidente Intercontinental to a standing ovation.
Makabu was also present and proceeded to go on stage the place the two fighters shook palms and hugged just about every other with mutual respect.
Canelo instructed the audience that he just enjoys challenges, and this battle with Makabu will be the next one.
Makabu implies that there will not likely be a catch-fat. He suggests the comprehensive cruiserweight limit of 200-lbs . will be in place – 32 far more than Canelo’s present combating bodyweight of 168.
“Yes I accept the combat. When I obtained this news from my manager and the [WBC] President I explained ‘WOW, this is some thing very good.’ Canelo is the ideal boxer on the planet suitable now. So, I want to battle the most effective, and I accept, but there will be no catch-pounds for this battle,” Makabu explained.
“I assume Canelo is producing a significant mistake, which he is likely to regret, because I`ll stroll away with all the [titles]. Canelo needs to confirm to folks that he can do greater than others and I am pretty organized to let Canelo try out for this desire, but I`ve also acquired my individual story to produce down. Of course, this is boxing. I dropped to Tony Bellew, but I came back again. Now I’m telling you…. 100%, I will knock out Canelo.”