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SAN DIEGO — While many of us spent yesterday (April 20) engaging in more recreational activities, Canelo Alvarez spent his day training at House of Boxing for his big May 9 showdown against James Kirkland. He spoke on the threat of Kirkland’s southpaw stance and being a part of the first boxing event at Houston’s Minute Maid Park.
I feel very happy. I am ready to fight tomorrow if needed. I feel excited that the fight is around the corner.
Kirkland’s style will complement mine, he is a fighter that likes to come forward and May 9 will bring a great fight for all the fans.
We have the right strategy to beat James Kirkland. I have been sparring with southpaws to be prepared. Kirkland is a strong puncher, but I am also a strong fighter. On fight night I plan to hit hard but I also plan to fight an intelligent fight.
I am very honored to have the first boxing event at Minute Maid Park, and I promise fans will not be disappointed. I train very hard to please all my fans.
I like to challenge myself, and I want to feel satisfied with myself, and I also want to put on fights that the people want to watch.