“I Want Him to Take It That Way” – Canelo Alvarez Clears the Air on the Comments He Made About Ryan Garcia

Published 01/12/2022, 2:09 AM 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 made some comments about his fellow Mexican Ryan Garcia. During the buildup to his fight against Caleb Plant, Canelo claimed he felt Garcia was not working hard enough and not spending enough time in the gym.

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Although Alvarez did not mean it in a bad way, fans and certain sections of the media may have taken it differently and left room for interpretation. Hence, the undisputed super-middleweight champion cleared the air on his comments.

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Via a translator, Canelo said, “I haven’t talked to him no because he’s just recovering from his surgery. But what I said about him, it wasn’t making a bad way, it was meant to be constructive criticism. I want him to take it that way and get the motivation to get on the right track.”

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Both Canelo and Garcia currently train under two-time trainer of the year Eddy Reynoso. The pair share the same gym and spar together occasionally. As Canelo knows what it takes to get to where he is, all he was doing was looking out for his teammate.

Canelo knows Garcia has the talent to achieve his dreams in boxing, but without hard work, talent goes to waste. Hence, after his comments, it is clear that the words were motivational.

Canelo Alvarez is more likely to take on Jermall Charlo next 

Following his historic win over Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant, Canelo Alvarez wanted to make history again. The pound-for-pound king was eager to move up another weight class to become the first Mexican to hold titles in five divisions.

To achieve this, Canelo challenged the WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu. However, as Makabu had to defend his title against his mandatory, plans for the fight took a backseat.

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Lately, there have been a lot of rumors about Canelo taking on the WBA middleweight champion Jermall Charlo on Cinco De Mayo weekend in May. ESPN journalist Mike Coppinger along with broadcaster Brian Custer were the first to break the news.

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Who do you think Canelo Alvarez should fight next? Is Jermall Charlo a good challenge for Canelo? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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