Ahead of his Cinco de Mayo defining night against Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez discussed his intentions and tactics alongside coaches Eddy and Jose ‘Chepo’ Reynoso.
It’s widely believed that Canelo lost the first encounter with ‘GGG’ back in September, and this time around the Mexican superstar intends to do things a little differently.
As he and the Reynoso’s explained below:
CANELO ALVAREZ, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight Champion:
“I’ve seen the first fight. I know the changes I must make. That’s going to be the key to victory. It’s about adding more things to the preparation. We’re going to add to the arsenal and add more conditioning, punches and aggression. I need to add more punches and aggression for the victory to be clear. The best way to win this fight is by knockout. It’s not easy, but I can do it.”
EDDY REYNOSO, Head Trainer of Canelo Alvarez:
“We don’t have to change anything. We’re going to prepare very well as we always do. We have a smart, defensive fighter, so we must throw more punches and be more aggressive. We’re going to make some small changes so that the training camp isn’t so monotonous, but we’re confident in our preparation and our fighter.”
JOSE “CHEPO” REYNOSO, Manager and Trainer of Canelo Alvarez:
“I’m happy the way Canelo fought in the first fight against Golovkin. But I’ll be even happier in the second fight because he’ll be able to fight differently. Golovkin will come forward and do the same thing, but Canelo has more things to show. He’ll also be better accommodated to 160 pounds since the last fight was his first at 160. This time we’ll look for the knockout.”