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I’m the best and the face of boxing cruiserweight: Ilunga Makabu

MEXICO CITY.- Without a doubt, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez is one of the best pound for pound in boxing today after being the first Mexican in super midd


MEXICO CITY.- Without a doubt, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez is one of the best pound for pound in boxing today after being the first Mexican in super middleweight history to unify the titles of all organizations such as the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF. , the latter who snatched it from Caleb Plant in his most recent match.

But now the Mexican, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, led by his coach Eddy Reynoso, want to take on a complicated challenge, which is to move up in the category and challenge the cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu, who has not fought since December 2020.

Knowing this, the native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is happy that someone like Saúl Álvarez has him in his sights; however, it will not welcome you in the best way in the cruiserweight division.

“His style is perfect, he is a super boxer, very difficult, but not at cruiserweight, because I am the best and the face of cruiserweight.”he warned.

Going up to a division that is already considered “heavy” in boxing means a risk for “Canelo” and “The Junior” accepts that it could be the most difficult test for Guadalajara, but that it will be a great fight for the public, ” ‘Canelo’ wants to challenge someone very difficult. I’ll give him a good fight. And many people love boxing in this country, I know it, and I will give them a good fight, “replied the cruise monarch to El Universal Deportes.

Aware of the moment that the Mexican is living in the world of boxing, Makabu acknowledged that, “Canelo Álvarez is a good boxer, he is a very professional boxer right now on the planet,” concluded the fighter who has a mark of 28 wins – 25 for knockout – and two losses, both via chloroform.