This Saturday, the Mexican boxer Saúl Canelo Alvarez will defend his champion belts of the World Boxing Council and the World Boxing Association of the super middle category against the Turkish challenger Avni Yildirim. And in the traditional weigh-in ceremony held the day before, the Aztec fighter surprised everyone by wearing pajamas from the same brand that Lionel Messi, the Barcelona star, usually wears.
The moment of facing the scale was not the only thing that attracted attention at the event. It is that the Guadalajara-born, with his always eccentric and charismatic attitude, proudly wore an extravagant and luxurious pajamas at the ceremony: The same, from Dolce & Gabbana (from the brand that Messi uses), was retouched with the colors of The mexican flag. Matchroom Sport promoter and director Eddie Hearn was also seen wearing the same garment. In the official store of the Italian firm the clothing is sold, without personalization, for $ 2,200.
The boxing match
Saúl's goal is to conquer all the 168-pound belts, something that no other boxer has conquered at this weight. The first step will be to face Yildirim (21-2, 12 by KO), the challenger imposed by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and who, for the experts of this sport, does not seem to have enough level to put in trouble to the champion.
The Mexican, who in his history only has the defeat of 2013 against the great Floyd Mayweather and who for many is currently the best pound for pound, fought for the last time last December against Englishman Callum Smith whom he overwhelmed and defeated by unanimous decision of the judges. Now, he will face the Asian known as the "Turkish Wolf" whose level would be lower than Smith. Furthermore, he has not fought for two years since his loss to Anthony Dirrell for the world title.