After an early victory over Billy Joe Saunders, the WBA / WBO / WBC world champion middleweight champion Saul Alvarez spoke warmly with the legendary Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., assuring that he would never put himself above him.
“Let me first say that you are the greatest, you inspired me when I was a little boy. I watched the tapes of your fights to learn from you. I will never say that I am better than you because I look up to you. I just I want to write my own story, go my own way, “said Canelo.
Chavez Sr. also found kind words for his compatriot.
“You are the best. I do not understand people who talk badly about you when more than 73 thousand spectators have gathered in this arena. You are an idol and you deserve it. People will always make comparisons, but this is just out of hatred or envy. Me I am proud of what you did, and I am proud of you, “said Chavez Sr.