‘I Will Never Fail You’ – Canelo Alvarez Takes a Trip Down the Memory Lane

Published 12/31/2020, 1:23 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez took to Twitter to remind fans of where it all started for him. The Mexican superstar is coming off an impressive win against Callum Smith that gave him his fourth world title.

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However, the champion took a moment to look back on his career and be appreciative of the time he won his first title.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez poses with his championship belts after 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 Tom Hogan/Golden Boy/Golden Boy/Getty Images)

In 2011, Canelo’s coach had tweeted, “PARA SER CAMPEON SE NECESITA SER BUENO Y UN POCO MAS,PARA SER ESTRELLA DEL BOXEO SE NECESITA TODO!!!EL 5 DE MARZO NACE UNA!!! NEVER GIVE UP!!”

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This translates to, “to be a champion you need to be good and a little more, to be a boxing star you need everything!!! On March 5, one is born!!! Never give up!!”

This tweet was before his first world title fight against Matthew Hatton.

Canelo quoted this tweet last night and wrote “NUNCA TE VOY A FALLAR!!” which translates to, I will never fail you!!”

He reminded everyone of the prediction his coach made and displayed his dedication towards him. Furthermore, the tweet served as a reminder to fans of where it all started for the champion.

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Canelo Alvarez’s coach got the prediction spot on

Even though his coach made that prediction back in 2011, his words turned prophetic. Not only did Alvarez beat Hatton, he went on to become a global star in the sport.

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He has fought in 4 weight classes and has held multiple world titles in these divisions. Needlesss to say, Alvarez’s team knew what a gem they had on their hands.

In 2019, Alvarez took a huge step towards doing the ‘extra’ bit in his bid to become a legend of the sport. He moved up to light-heavyweight and beat Sergey Kovalev.

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While for the advice that his team gave, Canelo has followed it to the tee. Despite his setback against Mayweather, the champion fought back and never gave up. We can confidently say that Alvarez is on the fast track to boxing greatness.

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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