For Canelo Alvarez, Saturday night is another chance to add to his legacy.
Alvarez will meet Caleb Plant in a bout for the undisputed super middleweight title. The card airs live on pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Coming into the night, Alvarez holds the WBA (super), WBC, WBO and The Ring titles. He is regarded as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world and a four-division world champion.
“The goal is to be an all-time great. I’m so proud of the journey I’ve taken to achieve that. I’m not going to stop until I’ve tried my best to reach that goal,” he said. “I always train 100% my hardest and for the style of my opponent. I like that idea that Caleb is coming in believing he will win this fight. It’s going to make it more exciting for the fans.
“Only one thing is going through my mind, and that’s winning. Everything else is outside of my control. I only care about what’s going to happen inside of the ring Saturday night.”
Plant holds the IBF super middleweight title and is a perfect 21-0 in his career with 12 knockout wins.
“I’ve faced many good fighters with skills that are similar to Caleb. It’s a style that I’ve seen before and I know what to do with it. That just gives me confidence in my experience heading into this fight,” Alvarez said.
“My emotions are under control. I’m excited for the fight of course. I’m excited to become undisputed champion and to make history. That’s what I want. But I can remain calm, because this is what I do.
“Only five male fighters in the history of boxing have accomplished becoming undisputed champion. I want to be the sixth. That’s the only thing on my mind.
“You’re going to want to tune-in to this fight. This fight is going to be history. You’re going to be witnessing something that you’re going to remember for a long time.”
Alvarez has won 56 of his 59 pro fights with two draws and 38 finishes.