Saul “Canelo” Alvarez claims he’s a “different” fighter now and suggests that a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. will also have a different outcome.

On Nov. 2, Alvarez made history and became the new WBO Light Heavyweight champion after scoring a late KO win over Russia’s Sergey Covalev. After being victorious in his move to light heavyweight, Canelo has received different opinions from the boxing world.

However, the biggest question for the Mexican boxing star at this point is “what would be next?” for the champion who is considered as the pound-for-pound king.

One scenario fans and experts are rooting for Canelo to do next is a rematch with Mayweather. Six years ago, Mayweather defeated Canelo and in the eyes of some boxing fans, the undefeated champ apparently “schooled” Canelo for 12 rounds.

Evidently, Canelo has significantly improved after the Mayweather loss. Some are even convinced that the Mexican has developed into an extraordinary fighter ever since the said defeat. In fact, veteran boxing reporter Elie Seckbach of EsNews was recently present in one of Canelo’s workout sessions and took the opportunity to ask he champ about the possibility of a rematch with Mayweather.

According to Canelo, Mayweather is still a “good” fighter but things are different now. And even though he didn’t confirm a rematch, the redhead boxing star emphasized that he’s a different fighter now.

“It’s different now. I’m different fighter. I think he’s good too but I’m a different fighter now,” Canelo emphasized.

Floyd Mayweather Canelo Alvarez A rematch with Canelo Alvarez might be Floyd Mayweather's best option in September. Photo: Reuters

Canelo quickly followed up his statement by suggesting that the result of the Mayweather rematch will also be different now that he has become a multi-weight champion.

“Maybe (a) different fight,” Canelo said while wearing a smile on his face.

The champ went on to continue with his shadow boxing training inside the ring and apparently, Canelo wasn’t practicing combinations. He later revealed that he isn’t really working on combinations like other boxers do, instead, he is more eager to perfect his “power punches.”

“The way he practice is the way he performs,” Canelo’s trainer translated.

“A lot of people want to see a lot of combinations but he don’t practice that way, he practice like (more on) pop shots,” Canelo’s trainer added.

After hearing about boxing personalities and analysts commenting on what he should do next, Canelo suddenly spoke while in the middle of his training said that boxing analyst “act like experts.” He also agreed with his trainers that a fight with Ukrainian lightweight champ Vasyl Lomachenko is a “silly” idea.

Jorge Linares and Vasyl Lomachenko Vasyl Lomachenko (R) injured his shoulder during his win over Jorge Linares. Pictured: Lomachenko punches Linares during their WBA lightweight title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York City, May 12, 2018. Photo: Al Bello/General Mills via Getty Images