Alvarez’s trainer Eddy Reynoso has revealed the pound-for-pound king is working to improve his defence, footwork and finishing instinct ahead of a huge undisputed test against Plant
Canelo Alvarez’s trainer Eddy Reynoso has revealed three key factors that the Mexican is aiming to improve including his defence and finishing instinct.
The 31-year-old will take on Caleb Plant in a huge undisputed super-middleweight tilt next month.
And the meeting will be another historic day for the pound-for-pound great’s legacy, who will be looking to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion.
His award-winning trainer Reynoso has uncovered Canelo’s plot to improve his defence, footwork and killer instinct ahead of facing a new rival.
“You know we have been focusing on three things during his training camp,” Reynoso told the PBC podcast. “Number one his defence, number two his leg work and footwork, and number three his ability to work the body and finish up top.
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“Really this training camp could not have gone any better, and we couldn’t be happier with the results we have got from Canelo so far.”
A tense start to their rivalry has already emerged at the press-conference with both Alvarez and Plant exchanging fiery words.
And the exchanges boiled over at the California press-conference, with a chaotic brawl causing the American to leave with a cut around his eye.
The violent scenes were sparked by a comment from Plant which the IBF champion later cleared up.
His opponent will go into the contest as favourite and is extremely confident of lifting the fully-unified crown with an early stoppage.
“It’s new for me to have this much bad blood with an opponent,” Alvarez said at an open workout. “It’s very different from normal and it’s definitely the most animosity I’ve had with an opponent heading into a big fight.
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“I’m sticking with my prediction of a knockout before round eight. The first couple of rounds will be difficult, but as the fight progresses, I am going to be able to get him out of there.
“I delivered the message I had to at our press conference. I don’t have to say anything else to Plant. I’m just going to prepare to face him in the ring on November 6.
“I’ve been in the ring for huge fights like this a lot of times. For him, it’s going to be a challenge being in there for a fight of this magnitude for the first time. He’s going to have to control his emotions.
“The secret to me and Eddy’s relationship is our discipline. My mind is so strong and I’m going to use that to my advantage in this fight. I’ve never been involved in anything like what happened at the first press conference between me and Caleb. Whether it sells the fight or not, the most important thing for me is to become undisputed.”
Canelo has some stellar names on his resume including the likes of Billy Joe Saunders who he rates as a more difficult fight than his upcoming Plant test.