KEY POINTS

  • Canelo Alvarez is not too happy at how Ryan Garcia is handling his boxing career
  • Alvarez questions Garcia’s dedication as a professional boxer
  • Alvarez is looking to add another world title to his collection on November 6

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is all business when it comes to boxing, and he expects other pugilists around him in his camp to follow his lead.

The Mexican is arguably one of the best boxers in the world right now, a distinction he earned through dedication and hard work.

Unfortunately, he does not see that in another up-and-coming boxer in Ryan Garcia. He sounded dismayed at how the 23-year-old is handling his prizefighting career.

“I look at him and don’t see him 100 percent dedicated and to us, that’s a bad signal. We always remind him as a team to come to the gym, to train, and to learn because you need to be in the gym. You’re learning day-by-day, at the very minimum fighting five times a year,” Alvarez said in an interview with Complex.

One thing that the 31-year-old pointed out was the frequency of fights that Garcia has compared to him.

Garcia’s next opponent was supposed to face Joseph Diaz Jr. on November 27, but all that was scrapped when he sustained a hand injury according to an official statement from Golden Boy Promotions.

Alvarez may be taking a swipe at Garcia to get his act together. He feels that the young phenom is not taking his boxing career seriously and this may prevent him from rising among the ranks.

As far as Alvarez is concerned, he is set to face Caleb Plant on November 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He will be defending his titles and could end up adding another one in the IBF super middleweight belt if he scores a win at the expense of the 29-year-old American boxer.

Ryan Garcia talking with Canelo Alvarez Ryan Garcia talking with Canelo Alvarez Photo: Getty Images | Tom Hogan