Teofimo Lopez and Ryan Garcia Send a Special Message to Canelo Alvarez Ahead of His Fight With Avni Yildirim

Published 02/27/2021, 7:58 PM EST
Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports


Lightweight superstars, Teofimo Lopez, and Ryan Garcia have come together to show their support for Canelo Alvarez. The pair sent the champion special messages ahead of his maiden super middleweight title defense bout against Avni Yildirim.

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Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez is introduced before his WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout against Callum Smith at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Lopez and Garcia have been in the headlines for their own fights over the past few weeks. However, the pair put everything on hold and came together to show their support for the Mexican superstar ahead of his fight against the Turk.

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Teofimo Lopez posted a picture with the champion and captioned it, “Let’s go Champ! @canelo Vamos Campeón! @canelo”.

 

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Ryan Garcia also posted a picture with Canelo Alvarez with the caption “VAMOS BROTHER @canelo”.

Thus, with this, Garcia showed his support to his stablemate. Moreover, these messages showed what both ‘The Takeover’ and ‘KingRy’ think of the P4P king, Alvarez.

Alvarez will go into the fight as the favorite against the Turk, who is expected to pose a tough test and could push the Mexican. Therefore, Canelo will have to be at his best to get the win. However, both Lopez and Garcia showed their confidence in the Mexican’s abilities.

READ: Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim- Fight Analysis and Prediction

Canelo Alvarez’s relationship with Teofimo Lopez and Ryan Garcia

Both fighters showed their support for the champion with their social media posts. However, what relationship does Alvarez share with both Lopez and Garcia? Why are the lightweight superstars showing their support to the super-middleweight?

Garcia shares a close bond with the champion, Alvarez, as the two train together as part of Eddy Reynoso’s team. Moreover, Alvarez has shown his support for ‘KingRy’ in all his recent fights. Even the picture that Garcia posted was taken at his fight against Luke Campbell. Such is the bond between the two that Canelo entered the ring after the fight.

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Lopez may not be part of Alvarez’s team; however, the champions still share a good relationship. After Alvarez dominated Callum Smith in December, the pair shared a conversation as Saul was walking back to his dressing room.

This gave the boxing world a glimpse of the friendship between the two.

What did you make of this news? Do you agree with Teofimo Lopez and Ryan Garcia, and think Alvarez wins this fight?

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READ: Everything You Need to Know About Canelo Alvarez’s Trainer – Eddy Reynoso

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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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