Canelo Alvarez Doesn’t Care About Making People Happy

Published 12/19/2020, 10:26 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez will take on Callum Smith to conclude the year on a high note. The Mexican boxer is ready to take on one of the toughest challenges of his career. Recently, he interacted with SiriusXM Boxing, and shed light on this bout and the respect that he deserves for his extensive boxing career.

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On a question about getting the respect he deserves, Canelo reverted:

Always happens, you are never going to keep people happy. Especially that group. To that group of people who are not happy with anything. The truth is that I’m fine. I’m aware and I know those I’m facing are the best, and you will never make happy that group of people.”

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So I don’t care. What worries me is to keep winning and keep doing the best for my career,” he concluded.

This is the mindset that will help him greatly as he heads into a fight at the Alamodome on Saturday. The best way for Alvarez to further his career will be to win and not focus on everyone else.

Read – CONTROVERSIAL: Teddy Atlas Reveals How ‘Golden Goose’ Canelo Alvarez Can Lose to Callum Smith

Is Canelo Alvarez the finest ever to step inside the ring?

At just 30 years of age, Saul has a whopping 53 wins and a single loss in his professional boxing run. With time he has showcased his best self by winning belts across multiple weight categories. This Saturday he will aim to continue his exploits in the ring and end Smith unbeaten streak.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez will challenge WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for his titles at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Canelo possesses the audacity to enter every fight as a sheer favorite just because of his exhilarating skill sets and ethics. He has beaten the likes of some of the biggest names and has established himself as a household name in the sport.

A Saturday night wind could help Canelo add another feather to his cap. Many boxing enthusiasts believe Smith will be the second man to beat Alvarez. But, given his mindset ahead of the fight, it will not be easy to dethrone the P4P king.

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Do you think Canelo has achieved enough in this sport? How will he fare against Smith?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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