Manny Pacquiao Comments on Canelo Alvarez’s Career: “I Always Watch His Fight”

Published 08/17/2021, 3:30 PM EDT


Even at 42, Manny Pacquiao, who is relevant in the boxing world, has his eyes on all the modern-day elites. While some of them allure him to be their potential opponents, others thrill ‘Pac-Man’ to tune in and watch their fights.

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One such athlete is the P4P king and three-belt unified 168 lbs champion, Canelo Alvarez. Pacquiao revealed that he always tunes in to see Alvarez in action and expressed his love towards the Mexican star. Meanwhile, ‘Pac-Man’ also gave steady advice to Alvarez. After his regular training regime, Pacquiao interacted with the media for a while.

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Manny Pacquiao said, “Just continue [your] career. It’s good, I always watch his fight.”

Both Pacquiao and Alvarez are two of the biggest names of the sport. Hence, it was great to see one legend share his love for the other, especially when both of them can appear in actin soon. Manny Pacquiao will face Yordenis Ugas for the WBA welterweight title on August 21.

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Meanwhile, Canelo Alvarez is also rumored to come back by the end of this year, putting another stellar matchup to the display. So, we can expect Pacquiao to watch the fight live, as he will be done with his 72 professional appearance by then.

Manny Pacquiao has his eyes on Canelo Alvarez

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After a controversial drop out of the 168 lbs title unification talks, Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant are once again discussing the deal. WBA, WBC, WBO, and Ring champion, Canelo Alvarez, is just short of Caleb Plant’s IBF strap in his quest to earn the undisputed status at 168 lbs division. So, it’s one of the most viable matchups for him.

May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez celebrates defeating Billy Joe Saunders during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Although Alvarez was looking to move up to the 175 lbs and fight for a light heavyweight belt, he may stay at the supper middleweight roster for some more time. Saul, who has already fought twice this year, is looking to remain active ahead.

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Do you think Canelo Alvarez will pass an official confirmation of a fight against Caleb Plant anytime soon? Let us know in the comments.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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