According to the best boxer in the world, Saul Alvarez, he started boxing thanks to his older brother Rigoberto Alvarez, who inspired the young Saul with his example. Despite the fact that his brother’s career was not so successful, Saul believes that he fulfilled his main mission – he played an important role in his life. To this day, Canelo is very grateful to him.
“I saw my brother fighting in his first professional fight. Then my love for boxing was born. He gave me my first gloves. He always said that he saw something special in me, he saw my courage. Rigoberto saw in me a son, and I was inspired by him. “
“People are born with a certain talent, they are born in order to become someone. My brother was born to bring me to boxing. “
“When I started training, I did it with my brother Rigo in his garage. One day my brother said, “I can’t study with you anymore. You learn new things very quickly. I don’t know what else can be done. I am a boxer and I don’t know how to train you. Let’s fight in amateurs. ” “Chepo” Reinoso was there. He told my brother: “Saul’s rival is very big and much older,” and my brother answered him: “No. Just wait and see what happens. ” I got into a fight and knocked him out in the second round. Then Chepo said: “Yes, he is beautiful. I want to take him to my gym. ” That’s how we got to know him. “
“My oldest opponent was 30 or 35 years old, and I was 14,” recalls Canelo.