‘Don’t Expect Much’: Canelo Alvarez Makes Honest Revelation Regarding Creed III

Published 11/18/2022, 6:27 AM EST
SAN DIEGO, CA – MARCH 02: Boxers Canelo Alvarez poses for photos at the press conference announcing the May 7th Canelo Alvarez v Dmitry Bivol fight at the Sheraton Hotel on March 2, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Matt Thomas/Getty Images) ***Local Caption***

Undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will make his Hollywood debut in the upcoming boxing feature Creed 3. The movie is a part of the Rocky franchise. However, it has become a franchise in itself after creating a life of its own with a complete trilogy happening already.

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Moreover, Alvarez’s role was revealed in the trailer after he was seen with Adonis Creed’s family during a red carpet-event. It was announced that the Mexican boxer was cast to play himself in the movie with an unspecified role back in September. Moreover, many fans felt that as he made it to the trailer, his role would be a good one. However, Alvarez recently revealed that his role might not be as big as the fans expect. In a product launch for his new drink, VMC, Alvarez took questions from various reporters and media.

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Here he revealed that he would be returning to the ring back in May. Moreover, he stated that although Michael B. Jordan, the director of the movie, invited him for a role, it was a small one. ” I feel really good. I expect to return in May, but I don’t know. I debuted in Hollywood, Michael B. Jordan invited me to be in Creed. It’s a small part don’t expect much.” He said.

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It looks like the fans might not be getting too much from Alvarez in the movie. However, we will get to see him in action this May, despite no official opponent being announced.

Canelo Alvarez eyes rematch with Dmitry Bivol after May

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Alvarez also revealed that he would very much be interested in taking on the man who beat him back in May, Dmitry Bivol. He stated that although he was planning to return in May, he would like to face Bivol following that. “The idea is to return in May with a tuneup fight to see how I feel and then get the rematch against Bivol in September. That’s the only thing I want for my career right now.” He said.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 21. Canelo Alvarez during a press conference ahead of his super middleweight fight with Caleb Plant. November 6 at The Beverly Hilton. September 21, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Alvarez has had a rocky year in 2022. He only competed in two bouts this year, losing to Bivol and winning against Gennady Golovkin. However, he might have to face Caleb Plant or David Benavidez next as they compete for the number one contender spot.

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What did you think about Alvarez’s honest opinion about his Hollywood debut? Let us know in the comments.

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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.

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