Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez He is proud that any Mexican athlete succeeds, putting special comment on Alexa Grassso, after the man from Guadalajara was questioned about the issue of rating with the UFC.
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"The truth is that I am very proud of any Mexican athlete, including Alexa Grasso (Mexican champion in UFC). I felt proud to see her fighting on Independence Day, without any resentment or anything. Because for me, that a woman can represent Mexico"It's something to be admired," he said. 'Canelo' Alvarez in interview for ESPN.
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For its part, the Mexican Alexa Grasso mentioned that 'Cinnamon' is a great example, especially for her.
You are a great example for all Mexican athletes. Especially for me because I am also from Guadalajara. Boxing and MMA are not competition, neither the date nor the place. The most important thing is that everyone enjoys the fights and MORE IF THEY ARE MEXICAN," he indicated. Alexa Grasso in a story on Instagram.
The Guadalajara boxer who will face Jermell Charlo today and whose super middleweight titles are in dispute, pointed out that boxing has competed with the UFC.
“If I remember correctly, when I fought Caleb Plant, they fought Usman and another fighter. We competed with them and I have no problem doing so; I have no problem competing against the UFC,” he mentioned.
So much Jermell Charlo like his ownCinnamon' They assured that the difference in size will not be a crucial factor in the fight.
"I did it before and I felt good. So it's going to be a great fight and I'm ready for everything," said the Mexican, who has a career record of 59 wins (39 by knockout), 2 draws and 2 losses. .
The boxer from Guadalajara has acknowledged that he has many doubts to dispel about his current level, especially in the wake of his resounding defeat last year against the Russian Dmitrii Bivol, the first in almost a decade, and his last two lackluster victories over Gennady. Golovkin and John Ryder.
The Louisiana fighter, also 33 years old, arrives at the event with a record of 35 wins (19 by knockout), 1 loss and 1 draw and about 12 pounds (5.4 kg) heavier than any other fight like professional.
"It's time to fight," he stressed. Jermell Charlo by ensuring that he does not mind that Álvarez was the center of attention in the preparations for the fight.
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— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) September 25, 2023
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