Mauricio Sulaiman, the president of the World Boxing Council, believes that this Saturday’s battle between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and John Ryder on the Akron Stadium, in Guadalajara, Mexico, has generated the identical hype as Julio Cesar Chavez‘s bout in opposition to Greg Haugen.
The aforementioned bout between the 2 boxing legends befell on the Azteca Stadium precisely three many years in the past and nonetheless is the sporting occasion with the biggest attendance within the historical past of the bottom, as 132,000 folks have been there to look at the battle.
“To have a stadium battle are massive phrases. It’s one thing distinctive. Canelo goes to fill the Akron and it’s one thing very particular and to have a stadium battle in Mexico is one thing you not often see,” Sulaiman informed ESPN.
“Chavez on the time was the very best pound for pound and ‘Canelo‘ now’s the very best on this planet. Idols that stuffed their stadiums in opposition to robust opponents.
“Haugen got here with nice expectations and Ryder is trying to make the most of the chance. Canelo shall be at residence, together with his household, despite the fact that he’s coming from an operation.
“Canelo is WBC. He was comprised of a younger age with youth titles, the junior, the silver, and so on. It was an intimate relationship for a few years.
“In boxing there are lots of pursuits, however the relationship was by no means damaged and he’s the proud champion in three divisions and the undisputed champion in tremendous middleweight.”