Canelo Alvarez Fighter Blog Week 3

Canelo Alvarez talks to CraveOnline about his long-term goals moving forward.

Canelo Alvarezby Canelo Alvarez

You’re a champion at age 21, so you’d appear to have a long road ahead. What are your long-term goals? Any fights you really want to make? Titles across multiple divisions? Pound-for-pound glory?


Canelo Alvarez – I don’t tend to think of the future in those specific of terms. Of course I have lot of personal goals as a fighter, as a man. I don’t tend to think about much besides the present and what I need to do now. Focus is something I pride myself on. It really is. I see in a lot of my peers a lack of focus on the fights themselves, and I wonder why some of them even fight. Sure it’s easy to get lost in the hoopla and the ‘what’s next’ discussion but if I don’t box the best I can right now, then there is no next. I am a professional boxer and my entire focus is winning these fights. I am training very had and making immense progress. The determination I have in training now will propel me to a victory on May 5th, not thinking to what I have left to do. I am 21 so I know many opportunities will be presented and I look forward to them. But like I said, that doesn’t affect me as a fighter right now. I am proud of what I have accomplished so far and I will be proud to win on May 5th. I’ve heard some people ask ‘well what if you don’t win?’ The truth is that isn’t an option to me. I don’t fathom any situation where I don’t win; that’s really it. But I know it won’t be easy, and I embrace the challenge whole-heartedly.


Be sure to check out all of our boxing coverage and videos here at CraveOnline leading up to the fight, plus you can read all of the fighter blogs from each of the four fighters.


“Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto,” and Canelo Alvarez vs. Sugar Shane Mosley will take place Saturday, May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. 

Episode three of HBO’s all-access reality series 24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO debuts on Saturday – April 28 (9:45-10:15 p.m. ET/PT) – while the finale debuts Friday, May 4 (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT), the night before the high-stakes super welterweight title bout.  All four episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.