Canelo Alvarez Fighter Blog Week 2

Canelo Alvarez discusses the significance of fighting on Cinco De Mayo.

Canelo Alvarezby Canelo Alvarez

How important is it to you to represent Mexico on Cinco De Mayo in the co-feature on May 5th?


Canelo Alvarez – Mexico is my home and always will be. I am very proud of my Mexican heritage and consider it a strong part of my identity. Marco Barrera and Erik Morales and Julio Cesar Chavez are just some of the Mexican fighters I know our community look up to. I intend to be among these men. I don’t lose, so no matter what day I’m fighting on, I’m giving my all to win. Even in my toughest fights, failure has never been an option. I think this fight is especially exciting for all the fans. Being a role model for the Latino community is very important to me and I am filled with pride each and every time I win. I grew up on my family’s farm, learning to horseback ride, and otherwise keeping myself busy when I wasn’t fighting. I am blessed to have had such a fortunate upbringing in Juanacatlán. Honestly, I can’t imagine growing up anywhere else because it is that upbringing that has made me the man I am today. My family is what keeps me grounded and keeps me focused on what I have accomplished as well as what I have left to do. They are a part of me as much as I am of them. You know I always enjoy fighting in Mexico, but right now I am focused on the May 5th match. I have never been so ready in my professional career. I have no doubt it will be a fight to remember and I will leave victorious.


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“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. 

Episodes two and three of HBO’s all-access reality series 24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO debut on Saturdays – April 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) and 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®.