Saul Canelo Alvarez is all set to face Caleb Plant on Nov. 6, a fight that is full of drama as most may have seen from the pre-fight press conference.

Things got heated between two fighters, clearly showing that none of them is backing down. On his part, Alvarez has been known to stand his ground and has so far been overpowering.

However, Plant is no pushover and someone who wants to prove something. Although he did not say it, that brash approach may be something the Mexican would find familiar, admitting that he was dedicated and worked his way up to where he is right now.

Ironically, Alvarez was thrown an interesting question by the media regarding another rising boxer in Ryan Garcia. The 23-year-old boxer is a promising fighter, oozing with talent that Alvarez acknowledged when he spoke to Complex.

However, the Mexican pug is not entirely happy with how Garcia is handling his career. He feels that KingRy is wasting his time and also his talent.

“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.

“When I was beginning my career, I did 15 fights in one year. That’s where I was at the beginning of my career. So definitely he needs to be a little more dedicated,” he added.

Alvarez may be singling out the fact that the frequency of fights that Garcia is taking pales compared to him. The 23-year-old has fought only once in 2020 and in 2021.

The Mexican, on the other hand, will be fighting for the fourth time in 11 months.

The words of Alvarez may be harsh but could also be a wake-up call for the American pug to start taking his boxing career seriously if he is aiming for greatness.

 Ryan Garcia celebrates with Saul Canelo Alvarez
Ryan Garcia celebrates with Saul Canelo Alvarez Getty Images | Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions

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